Minimum Compensation for Total Disability
January 1, 1993 - March 7, 2005
In the event of a work-related injury, a worker will receive 75% of his / her gross salary (to a maximum of 75% or $ 50,000 in 1993). Compensation benefits are tax-free, and the 25% taken off the gross salary acknowledges the tax-free status of these benefits. However, workers at the lower end of the wage scale often pay no tax, and losing 25% of their wages can cause extreme hardship. To avoid this, the Board has been given the power to offset the effect 75% of gross income may have on low wage earners by providing a minimum threshold at or below which a worker will receive 100% of his / her gross salary.
This calculation represents 50% of the 1991 Yukon Industrial Aggregate Wage.