What benefits am I entitled to under the Defense Base Act in the case of death of my loved one?

If your loved one dies as a result of an injury on the job, you are entitled to death benefits.

Death benefits are payable at the rate of one half of the employee’s average weekly wage to a surviving spouse or child, or two thirds of the average weekly wage for two or more eligible survivors up the the current maximum rate of $1,114.44 per week.

In order to receive death benefits, you may be required to prove dependency at the time of death. These death benefits may be payable to a spouse for the remainder of the life of the spouse, so long as the spouse does not re-marry. The death benefits to a child may last through college. You are also entitled to funeral expenses up to $3,000.00.

We invite you to contact us to discuss your particular situation.  Our Experienced Defense Base Act attorneys will inform you of your rights, and fight to make sure you receive the full benefits you deserve.

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