Tag: Death Benefits
How Does DLHWC Divide Longshore Death Benefits Between Spouse and Child When the Maximum Compensation Rate Applies?
Today’s post discusses different methods employed by the Department of Labor’s Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (“DLHWC”) for the calculation of death... More
Are Longshore Death Benefits Available to Same-Sex Spouses?
In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional. ... More
What is Commutation and How is it Calculated?
Commutation is a procedural remedy whereby an insurance carrier may reduce specific Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) or Defense Base Act (“DBA”)... More