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MO: Spouse Awarded Lifetime Benefits for PTD Claimant

A recent court of appeals case affirming a PTD award addressed two important issues: the impact of an application for unemployment benefits on TTD benefits and when a dependent spouse in a PTD case before 2008 may receive benefits even if a claimant dies from unrelated causes. Claimant underwent...

Pennsylvania: Self-Employed Spouse Fails to Show He Was Dependent upon Deceased Employee after Couple Separated

A self-employed spouse, who separated from his wife two years before her work-related death is not entitled to workers’ compensation dependency benefits as he failed to show that he received a substantial portion of support from his estranged wife at the time of her death, held a Pennsylvania appellate...