Iowa Announces Revisions To Workers’ Comp Burial Expense Payment


Des Moines, IA  (CompNewsNetwork) - The state of Iowa has announced revision to burial expenses. The new section of the Workers' Compensation Code SF 2221 follows:

Section 1.  Section 85.28, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows:


When death ensues from the injury, the employer shall pay the reasonable expenses of burial of such employee, not to exceed seven thousand five hundred dollars twelve times the statewide average weekly wage paid employees as determined by the department of workforce development under section 96.19, subsection 36, and in effect at the time of death, which shall be in addition to other compensation or any other benefit provided for in this chapter. (3/19/08)

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