Death benefits are a very important part of a claim where the employee expired due to an on-the-job-injury.
Under Workers Compensation, benefits are paid to the spouses and dependents of a worker who dies as the result of a work related injury or illness. Dependents are normally deemed to be those surviving spouses and natural children who were part of the worker’s household at the time of death. Children and spouses who were not part of the workers household at the time of death must prove actual dependency.
Dependent children remain so until the age of 18, or 23 if a full time student. Further benefits may be available for a child who is physically or mentally disabled.
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