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Policy RE-11 - Vocational and Academic Assistance for Surviving Spouse

Effective Dates

July 1, 2012 and still in effect


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General Information

Where compensation is payable to a surviving spouse under Part 7 of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the “Act ”) as a result of the death of a worker, the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may provide, where it considers advisable, counseling services, academic and vocational training or retraining to a surviving dependent spouse. Participation by surviving spouses is voluntary.


The intent of this policy is to minimize the impact of the death of the worker by assisting the spouse. The goal is to maximize the employability or earning capacity of the spouse. This assistance is in addition to compensation benefits provided under sections 43 and 46 of the Act.