Loss of Earnings Benefit

Loss of Earnings Benefit

Effective Dates

December 31, 2015 - December 31, 2019

Policy Code


General Information

When a worker has a loss of earnings because of a work-related injury, the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) pays the worker loss of earnings benefits in accordance with section 22 of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Act").

Section 22 states YWCHSB shall calculate a worker’s loss of earnings benefits based on the worker’s average weekly earnings. A key part of the process is determining the worker’s earnings at the time of the injury.

A worker may be receiving disability benefits in addition to those paid by YWCHSB. Under section 24 of the Act, YWCHSB must subtract a portion of Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) disability benefits from a worker’s average weekly earnings. This is to encourage the worker to recover and return to work by ensuring he/she does not receive more income from injury-related benefits than from employment.


This policy provides direction to YWCHSB decision-makers on how to calculate a worker’s loss of earnings benefits.

Loss of Earnings Benefits

June 30, 2012 - December 31, 2015 | EL-01 | Earnings Loss

Coverage for Directors

December 31, 2014 and still in effect | EA-06 | Employer Assessments

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

December 31, 2011 - December 31, 2015 | EL-04 | Earnings Loss

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

December 31, 2015 and still in effect | EL-04 | Earnings Loss

End of Loss of Earnings Benefits

December 31, 2015 and still in effect | EL-06 | Earnings Loss

Merits and Justice of the Case

December 31, 2013 and still in effect | EN-02 | Entitlement

Recurrence of Injury

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | EN-16 | Entitlement