Benefit Payments

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Benefit payments by benefit category

The WSIB pays benefits to people working for a Schedule 2 businesses after a work-related injury or illness. These costs are then recovered from those businesses. Benefits are grouped into eight categories and can be found in table below.

Between 2017 and 2018, Schedule 2 benefit payments went up by 18 per cent in 2018, mostly due to a 30 per cent increase in loss-of-earnings payments for 2018, and health care benefits went up by 26 per cent for the same period.

Loss-of-earnings, pensions, and health care continue to be the biggest percentage of benefits paid. In 2018 these three categories made up 81 per cent of all benefit payments made (excluding the Loss of Retirement Income Fund expense).


Benefit categories by payment year

(note: swipe/scroll table to the right for full contents)

For additional information, please see our Corporate Reports on the WSIB website: