Benefit Payments

Benefit payments by benefit category

The WSIB covers benefits for anyone working for a Schedule 2 business 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 2018 and 2019, Schedule 2 benefit payments went up by 20 per cent in 2019, mostly due to a 25 per cent increase in loss-of-earnings payments and an increase of health care benefits of 28 per cent for the same period.

Loss-of-earnings, pensions, and health care continue to be the largest categoriesof benefits paid. In 2019 these three categories made up 89 per cent of all benefit payments made (excluding the Loss of Retirement Income Fund expense).


Benefit categories by payment year

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