*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.
|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|
|18-03-02||18-03-02, Payment and Reviewing LOE Benefits (Prior to Final Review)|
18-03-06, Final LOE Benefit Review
|18-04-05||18-04-05, Initial Determination – Workers Who are Earning at Time of Determination|
|18-04-06||18-04-06, Initial Determination – Where Suitable Occupation has been Determined|
|18-04-11||18-04-11, Supplements for Programs and Work Reintegration Activities Before and After 24 Months|
|18-04-12||18-04-12, Supplement Following Significant Deterioration|
|18-04-18||18-04-18, FEL: Changes to Net Exemption Code|
18-04-20, Final FEL Benefit Review
18-06-01, Calculating Temporary Total Disability Benefits (Accidents between 1985 and 1998)
18-06-02, Calculating Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (Accidents between 1985 and 1998)
18-06-04, Most Recent Earnings for Recurrences
18-07-04, Calculating Permanent Impairment Benefits
18-07-09, Section 147(14)-$200 Additional Amount (Permanent Disability)
18-07-10, Sections 147(2) and 147(4) Supplements (Permanent Disability)
20-03-03, Calculating CPP/QPP Offsets from Survivors’ Benefits
20-03-04, Spouse with No Children
20-03-06, Spouse with One or More children
20-03-07, Spouse and Children Not Living Together
20-03-09, Apportionment of Survivors’ Benefits
20-03-10, Children and No Spouse
|20-03-11||20-03-11, Children Cared for by Parent or Other Person|
20-03-12, Child 19 Years or Older Continuing in Education
|20-03-14||20-03-14, Other Dependants|
|20-03-16 (previously 18-07-08)||20-03-16, Payments to Dependents|
General information about the indexation changes can be found on the 2019 Annual indexing letters page.