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New policy and policy revisions related to indexation and benefit calculations

*Effective January 1, 2018*

On December 15, 2015, the provincial government passed the Budget Measures Act, 2015 (Bill 144), and on May 17, 2017 it passed the Budget Measures Act, 2017 (Bill 127). The Bill 144 amendments change how the WSIB indexes ongoing benefits and amounts set out in legislation (which are used to calculate certain benefits). The amendments made as a result of Bill 127 change how the WSIB uses the federal Old Age Security (OAS) benefit amount in the calculation and indexation of supplements paid to workers with accident dates prior to January 2, 1990. They also clarify the minimum used for partial loss of earnings benefits, and update the amounts set out in legislation to reflect the 2017 values.

To comply with and support the implementation of this new legislation, we have created one new policy and updated a number of existing policies, all are effective as of January 1, 2018.

In advance of January 1, 2018, we posted a new WSIB policy about annual indexing that directly reflects the legislative requirements and updates to 26 other policies to provide more information about indexation and benefit calculation. We posted these in advance of the effective date to allow stakeholders time to become familiar with them.

Please review the Explanatory Note (PDF) for more details about the new and updated policies.

In addition to the above, we updated 11 other policies to make consequential changes as a result of the legislation and/or to make housekeeping changes.


Phase 2

Policy # Policy title Prior Tracked

Consequential

18-02-09

Determining Average Earnings - Periodic Payments for Survivors PDF PDF

18-05-04

Calculating NEL Benefits PDF PDF

18-05-09

NEL Redeterminations PDF PDF

18-07-06

Lump Sum (Commutations) PDF PDF

Housekeeping

12-04-04

Individuals on Unpaid Training Placements PDF PDF

12-04-07

Students in Work Education Programs PDF PDF

12-04-13

Apprentices PDF PDF

15-02-05

Recurrences PDF PDF

15-06-06

Incarcerated Workers PDF PDF

18-04-10

Calculating FEL for Students, Learners, and Apprentices PDF PDF

18-06-06

Individuals on Unpaid Training Placements - Temporary Disability Benefits PDF PDF

Phase 1

Policy # Policy title Past policy Annotation
18-01-14 (new) 18-01-14, Annual Indexing  N/A  N/A
18-02-07 18-02-07, Calculating Net Average Earnings PDF PDF
18-03-02 18-03-02, Payment and Reviewing LOE Benefits (Prior to Final Review) PDF PDF
18-03-06

18-03-06, Final LOE Benefit Review

PDF PDF
18-04-05 18-04-05, Initial Determination – Workers Who are Earning at Time of Determination PDF PDF
18-04-06 18-04-06, Initial Determination – Where Suitable Occupation has been Determined PDF PDF
18-04-11 18-04-11, Supplements for Programs and Work Reintegration Activities Before and After 24 Months PDF PDF
18-04-12 18-04-12, Supplement Following Significant Deterioration PDF PDF
18-04-18 18-04-18, FEL: Changes to Net Exemption Code PDF PDF
18-04-20

18-04-20, Final FEL Benefit Review

PDF PDF
18-06-01

18-06-01, Calculating Temporary Total Disability Benefits (Accidents between 1985 and 1998)

PDF PDF
18-06-02

18-06-02, Calculating Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (Accidents between 1985 and 1998)

PDF PDF
18-06-04

18-06-04, Most Recent Earnings for Recurrences

PDF PDF
18-07-04

18-07-04, Calculating Permanent Impairment Benefits

PDF PDF
18-07-05

18-07-05, Arrears

PDF PDF
18-07-09

18-07-09, Section 147(14)-$200 Additional Additional Amount (Permanent Disability)

PDF PDF
18-07-10

18-07-10, Sections 147(2) and 147(4) Supplements (Permanent Disability)

PDF PDF
20-03-03

20-03-03, Calculating CPP/QPP Offsets from Survivors’ Benefits

PDF PDF
20-03-04

20-03-04, Spouse with No Children

PDF PDF
20-03-06

20-03-06, Spouse with One or More children

PDF PDF
20-03-07

20-03-07, Spouse and Children Not Living Together

PDF PDF
20-03-09

20-03-09, Apportionment of Survivors’ Benefits

PDF PDF
20-03-10

20-03-10, Children and No Spouse

PDF PDF
20-03-11 20-03-11, Children Cared for by Parent or Other Person PDF PDF
20-03-12

20-03-12, Child 19 Years or Older Continuing in Education

PDF PDF
20-03-14 20-03-14, Other Dependants PDF PDF
20-03-16 (previously 18-07-08) 20-03-16, Payments to Dependents PDF PDF

General information about the indexation changes can be found on the 2018 Indexation Changes page.

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