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§ 9-689. Funeral benefits

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Benefits (Refs & Annos)
Part XIII. Funeral Benefits (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-689
§ 9-689. Funeral benefits
In general
(a) The employer or its insurer shall pay reasonable funeral expenses of a deceased covered employee, not exceeding $7,000, if the covered employee died as a result of:
(1) an accidental personal injury, within 7 years of the accidental personal injury; or
(2) an occupational disease.
Funeral expenses of more than $7,000
(b) Unless approved by the Commission, a bill for funeral expenses of more than $7,000 is void and uncollectable out of:
(1) workers' compensation benefits payable with respect to the deceased covered employee; or
(2) personal assets of any person to whom workers' compensation benefits are payable with respect to the deceased covered employee.
No dependents
(c) If there are no dependents, the employer or its insurer shall pay the expenses of the last sickness and funeral expenses of the covered employee.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5; Acts 1998, c. 725, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2011, c. 435, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 436, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.
Formerly Art. 101, §§ 22, 37.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-689, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-689
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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