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  • Accident Reporting and Application for Benefits

    Policy Number: 21-106
    Effective Date: June 1, 2014
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to:

    • Injured workers and employers who report accidents to WorkSafeNB;
    • Injured workers and survivors who apply for benefits;
    • WorkSafeNB staff who adjudicate applications for benefits that are reported outside the legislated timeframes; and
    • WorkSafeNB staff who determine if an employer has been prejudiced by the late reporting of an accident.

  • Administration of Out-of-Province Operations

    Policy Number: 23-305
    Effective Date: April 6, 2017
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to staff when dealing with employers having out-of-province operations.

  • Advances – LTD Benefits

    Directive Number: 21-505.03
    Effective Date: November 9, 1997
    Description:

    The purpose of this management directive is to give staff direction with respect to the granting of an advance against a worker’s LTD benefits.

  • Advances / Payouts – Pensions

    Directive Number: 21-505.01
    Effective Date: November 9, 1997
    Description:

    The purpose of this directive is to provide direction to staff with respect to granting an advance or payout, either in part or in full, against a worker's pension, in accordance with section 40(1) of the WC Act.

  • Advances and Payouts of Compensation Benefits

    Policy Number: 21-505
    Effective Date: December 7, 2016
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to communicate the criteria used to determine if an injured worker qualifies for an advance and/or payout of compensation benefits.

  • Allocation of Claim Costs

    Policy Number: 21-300
    Effective Date: February 17, 2017
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to staff when allocating claim costs to employers or other appropriate accounts. This policy also informs workplace parties of:

    • How costs are allocated;
    • When special circumstances exist; and
    • When cost relief is considered.

  • Allowances for Self-employment

    Policy Number: 21-410
    Effective Date: December 13, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to:

    • Define the criteria for determining if WorkSafeNB will assist in funding self-employment as a return to work option;
    • Provide staff with decision-making tools for determining if the self-employment option is feasible and will generate a salary (net profit) that could reduce or offset the injured worker’s loss of earnings; and
    • Communicate the responsibilities of both the injured worker and WorkSafeNB in the self-employment initiative.

  • Annual Review of Compensation Benefits

    Policy Number: 21-270
    Effective Date: November 9, 2017
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to communicate WorkSafeNB’s guidelines for reviewing and adjusting loss of earnings benefits during annual reviews.

  • Assessable Earnings

    Policy Number: 23-200
    Effective Date: January 31, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to communicate WorkSafeNB’s guidelines for determining and reporting assessable earnings.

  • Auditing Employer Accounts

    Policy Number: 23-400
    Effective Date: January 31, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to WorkSafeNB staff who conduct employer payroll audits.

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