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WorkplaceNL advises of refunds after system not upgraded to include tax credit

WorkplaceNL is calculating a benefit adjustment for approximately 24,000 workers that received certain benefits between July 1, 2016, and December 31, 2022.

Impacted benefits include wage-loss benefits, including temporary earnings loss and extended earnings loss, retirement benefits, excluding pension replacement benefits, and dependency benefits.

WorkplaceNL’s claims payment system was not updated when the non-refundable provincial tax credit changed from 7.7 to 8.7 percent on July 1, 2016, leading to incorrect calculations of certain benefits.

Workers affected are owed approximately $2.00 per week that they received benefits, plus interest. Details on how much is owed per worker are not known at this time.

Most workers may likely receive less than $120. If workers received benefits for the full period, from July 1, 2016, through December 31, 2022, they may receive up to $780.


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