Survivors of Employees Slain on Duty
If a federal employee is slain on the job, your human resources personnel need to make every effort to ensure that eligible surviving dependants are informed of the benefit plan. Human Resources personnel are also responsible for providing information about this benefit plan to all of your employees and for informing the plan administrator that an employee has been slain on duty.
When an employee is slain on duty:
- Individual departments and agencies must submit an injury compensation claim under the Government Employees Compensation Act to the appropriate Labour regional injury compensation office.
- Once the claim is approved by the appropriate provincial workers’ compensation board, the employer can apply for this benefit, on behalf of the survivor, under the Public Service Income Benefit Plan.
- It is also up to your human resources personnel to forward all the necessary information to the plan administrator so the claim can be assessed thoroughly and without delay. The plan administrator will contact the survivors, explain their rights under the plan and provide monthly payments.