Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

Effective Dates

December 31, 2011 - December 31, 2015

Policy Code


General Information

An overpayment of compensation occurs when a worker or worker’s dependent is paid compensation to which they are not entitled.

Section 123 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, S.Y. 2008, c. 12 (the Act) states the Yukon Workers’ Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may recover overpayments of compensation.


The purpose of this policy is to communicate the principles that guide YWCHSB in identifying and recovering overpayments made to workers and their dependents. The principles attempt to balance YWCHSB’s fiscal responsibilities with the interests of workers, worker’s dependents and employers.

Roles and Responsibilities

Earnings Loss

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

November 16, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-43 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022

The Workers' Compensation Act gives authority to the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board to recover any overpaid compensation which has been paid to a claimant, or their dependants, for which they are not entitled. All claims decisions are app

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2011 | EL-04 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022

Payment of Interest on Compensation Benefits

June 30, 2008 - June 29, 2019 | EL-03 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022

Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022