Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 72
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
CHAPTER 4
BENEFITS
72-413.  Income benefits for death. If death results from the accident or occupational disease within four (4) years from the date of the accident, or manifestation of the occupational disease, the employer shall pay to or for the benefit of the following particular classes of dependents’ weekly income benefits equal to the following percentages of the average weekly state wage as defined in section 72-409, Idaho Code. The benefits payable hereunder shall be subject to annual adjustment as provided in section 72-409(2), Idaho Code. The annual adjustment provided herein shall not apply to benefits for an injury or occupational disease resulting in death if the accident causing the injury or the manifestation of the occupational disease occurred prior to July 1, 1991.
(1)  To a dependent widow or widower, if there be no dependent children, forty-five per cent (45%).
(2)  To a dependent widow or widower, if there be dependent children, an additional five per cent (5%) of the average weekly state wage for each dependent child to and including a total of three (3). Such compensation to the widow or widower shall be for the use and benefit of the widow or widower and of the dependent children and the commission may from time to time apportion such compensation between them in such a way as it deems best.
(3)  If there be no dependent widow or widower, but a dependent child or children, thirty per cent (30%) of the average weekly state wage for one (1) child and ten per cent (10%) for each additional child to and including a total of three (3), to a maximum not to exceed sixty per cent (60%) of the average weekly state wage, to be divided equally among such children.
(4)  To the parents, if one (1) be wholly dependent for support upon the deceased employee at the time of his death and the other is not dependent to any extent, twenty-five per cent (25%) of the average weekly state wage; if both are wholly dependent, twenty per cent (20%) of the average weekly state wage to each; if one (1) be or both are partly dependent, a proportionate amount in the discretion of the commission.
The above percentages shall be paid if there be no dependent widow, widower or child. If there be a widow, widower or child, there shall be paid so much of the above percentages as, when added to the total percentage payable to the widow, widower and children, will not exceed a total of sixty per cent (60%) of the average state weekly wage.
(5)  To the brothers, sisters, grandparents and grandchildren, if one (1) be wholly dependent upon the deceased employee at the time of his death, twenty per cent (20%) of the average state weekly wage to such dependents; if more than one be wholly dependent, thirty per cent (30%) of the average state weekly wage, divided among such dependents, share and share alike. If there be no one (1) of them wholly dependent, but one (1) or more partially dependent, ten per cent (10%) of the average state weekly wage divided among such dependents, share and share alike.
The above percentages shall be paid if there be no dependent widow, widower, child or parent. If there be a dependent widow, widower, child or parent, there shall be paid so much of the above percentages as, when added to the total percentages payable to the widow, widower, children and dependent parents, will not exceed a total of sixty per cent (60%) of the average weekly state wage.
Payments made for and on behalf of a dependent child or children shall be made to such child’s or children’s natural or adoptive surviving parent for the use and benefit of the child or children, if such child or children reside with such parent, notwithstanding the remarriage of such parent; provided, however, if the care and the custody of such child or children has been awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction of this state or any other state to a person or persons other than the child’s or children’s natural or adoptive parent, then such payments shall be made to that person or those persons so awarded care and custody for the use and benefit of the child or children. Whenever the commission deems it necessary, it may direct any payments made hereunder to be made under such terms and conditions as it deems necessary.

History:
[72-413, as added by 1971, ch. 124, sec. 3, p. 422; am. 1974, ch. 30, sec. 1, p. 981; am. 1991, ch. 207, sec. 3, p. 490; am. 1997, ch. 274, sec. 6, p. 805.]


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