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Policy Purpose

The Workers Compensation Act (the Act) provides that the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) may recover overpayments when an injured worker (or their dependant) has been paid more in WCB benefits than they were entitled to under the Act. Overpayments are considered a debt that is due to the WCB.

This policy is a framework for preventing and recovering overpayments. It also outlines the effect of overpayments on an employer's assessment rates or claim costs experience.