Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy EL-02 - Minimum Compensation

Effective Dates

July 1, 2017 and still in effect

Series

Earnings Loss

General Information

The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) compensates eligible injured workers who have a loss of earnings with benefits based on 75 per cent of their gross pre-injury earnings, up to 75 per cent of the maximum wage rate, in accordance with YWCHSB policy EL-01, “Loss of Earnings Benefits.” The benefits are tax free. However, for lower-wage workers who pay little tax, receiving 75 per cent of gross wages can cause hardship.   

Section 30 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, S.Y. 2008, c.12 (the Act) gives YWCHSB’s Board of Directors authority to set a minimum compensation amount for injured workers who suffer a total disability.   

Purpose

This policy gives direction on how, and under what circumstances, YWCHSB provides minimum compensation to an injured worker who suffers a total disability.

It explains two ways in which a minimum compensation amount may be applied:

a) For an injured worker who is temporarily totally disabled, as a threshold amount to compare against their gross pre-injury earnings.   

b) For an injured worker who is permanently totally disabled, as a minimum amount that they may be entitled to receive as their loss of earnings benefit under the Act.