When an employee dies, after suffering a work injury compensable under Workers’ Compensation laws, surviving family members may be entitled to certain benefits. The type and amount of the benefit are determined, in part, by the cause of the employee’s death.
Each state, including Missouri, has its own set of rules established in the workers’ compensation laws, regarding who can receive survivor benefits after the death of an employee eligible for benefits under Workers’ Compensation.
The report answers the following questions:
- When are survivor benefits usually available?
- What benefits are available?
- Who is responsible for paying the benefits?
- Which survivors are entitled to benefits?
- How long do survivor benefits last?
- How to claim survivor benefits?
- Can an employer or insurance company deny or reduce survivor benefits?
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