Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Employment injuryRefers to a work-related accident, occupational disease, or a recurrence, relapse or aggravation of a previous employment injury.
Benefits for the surviving spouse The surviving spouse (see Definitions) is entitled to a monthly indemnity and a lump-sum indemnity. The monthly indemnity is paid out over a period of one to three years and is equal to 55% of the income replacement indemnity to which the worker would have been entitled had the employment injury not resulted in death, up to a maximum of $2,265.41 per month. The lump sum indemnity is paid out in one instalment and is subject to the following limits:
The minor children of deceased employee who did not have a spouse at the time of death are entitled to a monthly indemnity of up to $521 and a minimum lump-sum indemnity of $101,961. When the child reaches 18 years of age, he or she is entitled to the lump-sum indemnity for a child of full age. Children of full age are entitled to a lump-sum indemnity in certain cases. This indemnity varies according to age, status and ability to work. When the person is disabled, the amount of the indemnity is increased if, as a result of that disability, he or she is entitled to benefits under different legislation. The amounts awarded are as follows:
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