Recent changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: July 3, 2019

TRANSMITTAL SHEET No: 05 – 2019 July 3, 2019

WHAT'S CHANGED (Please read the policy documents for complete information).

Please note that policy changes since the last issue are indicated by shaded text or shading in the left margin.

  • Policy 04-08, Part II, Application 3: Accidents on or after September 1, 2018 – Dependent Children and Other Dependants

    A correction was made to the dependency requirements for children age 18 and over at the time of the worker’s death. The policy had mistakenly included a requirement that the child must be, in whole or in part, financially dependent on the worker at the time of the worker’s death. A review of the legislative definition of “dependent child” indicates that this was not correct as it is only necessary that, at the time of the worker’s death, the child is in attendance at an approved school and is 18 years or older, but less than 25.

    This change affects fatality claims with a date of accident on or after September 1, 2018. WCB has reviewed the claims to ensure that no dependent children were adversely affected.

Complete list of changed documents

Document Old New
Policy 04-08, Fatalities Part II, Application 3 Policy 04-08, Part II, Application 3
(issue date July 3, 2019)

2019 Policy Transmittals