Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

WSIB Survivor's Benefits

If you are a spouse or dependant of a worker who died as a result of a workplace injury or illness, you can contact the WSIB to claim survivor benefits. 

We provide four types of benefits to survivors of workers who die as a result of workplace illness or injury:

  • Survivor payments (lump sum and monthly benefits)
  • Funeral and transport costs
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Support for spouses wishing to rejoin the workforce
  • Survivor payments

The WSIB pays a lump sum and monthly payments to survivors and/or dependent children of workers who die from work-related illness or injury.


The WSIB will pay reasonable burial and funeral expenses. These may include transport costs if the survivors live a considerable distance from the place of death.


Both the surviving spouse and children are entitled to bereavement counselling, but must request this counselling within one year of the worker’s death.


Please visit or for more information, please call 416.344.1000 or 1.800.387.0570.


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