Loss of Earnings Benefit Payments
Similar to Schedule 1, loss of earnings were consistently the leading benefit category for payments administered by the WSIB on behalf of Schedule 2 employers. Loss of earning benefits are wage loss benefits for time lost from work due to a work-related injury or illness occurring on or after January 1, 1998.
In recent years, locked-in claims have increased as a percentage of all claims receiving a loss of earning benefit. However, with improved return to work outcomes, fewer claims will require a locked-in loss of earnings award.
A claim is considered locked-in if a lock-in payment occurred at any point within the benefit payment year. The claim population includes Bill 99 legislation only.