Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

Effective Dates

December 31, 2015 - June 30, 2022

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, workers’ dependents and employers.

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

December 31, 2011 - December 31, 2015 | 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

December 31, 2013 - June 30, 2022 | EN-02 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022