WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
72-416. Maximum and minimum income benefits for death. (1) For purposes of income benefits for death, the average weekly wage of the employee shall be taken as not more than the average weekly wage of the state as determined in section 72-409, Idaho Code.
(2) In no case shall the aggregate weekly income benefits payable to all beneficiaries under this section exceed the maximum income benefits that were or would have been payable for total disability to the deceased. Provided, however, that where an employee’s total disability benefits were or would have been less than forty-five per cent (45%) of the currently applicable average weekly state wage, death benefits shall be computed subject to the maximum of that to which a claimant would have been eligible after the first fifty-two (52) weeks of total disability.
[72-416, added I.C., sec. 72-416, as added by 1971, ch. 124, sec. 3, p. 422; am. 1981, ch. 261, sec. 5, p. 555.]