Loss of Earnings Benefits

Loss of Earnings Benefits

Effective Dates

June 30, 2012 - December 31, 2015

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 of the Act provides that aworker's loss of earnings benefit is based on his/her average weekly earnings at the time the injury occurred. Therefore, a key part of the process is determining what the worker's earnings were at the time the injury occurred. Furthermore, a worker may be receiving other disability benefits in addition to those paid by the YWCHSB. Under section 24 of the Act, the YWCHSB subtracts 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 or 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 benefit rate for workers whose initial short term or long term benefit rate is determined on or after July 1, 2008. It includes direction on the subtraction of a portion of CPP/QPP disability benefits for workers who begin to receive CPP/QPP disability benefits on or after July 1, 2008.

Loss of Earnings Benefits

February 26, 2002 - June 30, 2008 | CL-35 | Claims

Average Weekly Earnings

December 30, 1999 - February 26, 2002 | CL-35 | Claims

Average Weekly Earnings Policy Statement Application

February 11, 1997 - August 29, 2001 | CL-35 | Claims

Average Weekly Earnings

December 31, 1992 - December 30, 1999 | CL-35 | Claims

Loss of Earnings Benefits

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2012 | EL-01 | Earnings Loss

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

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

End of Loss Earnings Benefits

June 30, 2012 - December 31, 2015 | EL-06 | Earnings Loss

Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Entitlement

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