POA Decision – 1999/01/12-04 – Section 17(3)(j) Foster Parents
The Board provides benefits to persons who act as foster parents in maintaining the existing household of the dependent(s) of a deceased worker, where there is no dependent widow or widower. The Panel approved an amendment to the foster parent policy to allow non-custodial natural parents, who take on this role, to receive these benefits. This policy change was made in response to a recommendation in the Royal Commission's Interim Report. The amendment is effective April 1, 1999.