WVC 23 - 4 A- 1
§23-4A-1. Disabled Workers' Relief Fund created.
(a) For the relief of persons who are receiving benefits
pursuant to a permanent total disability award in amounts less than
thirty-three and one-third percent of the average weekly wage for
the State of West Virginia per month, and for the relief of widows
who are receiving benefits on account of the death of an employee
in amounts less than thirty-three and one-third percent of the
average weekly wage in the State of West Virginia per month, and
for the relief of children of employees deceased before one
thousand nine hundred sixty-seven, who are under the age of
twenty-three and who are full-time students, and for the relief of
other persons who are receiving dependents' benefits on account of
the death of an employee in amounts less than the specific monetary
amounts set forth in section ten, article four of this chapter and
in effect as of the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred
seventy-three, there is continued a separate fund, heretofore known
as the "Disabled Workmen's Relief Fund", and which shall hereafter
be known as the "Disabled Workers' Relief Fund", which shall
consist of any sums that are, from time to time, made available to
carry out the objects and purposes of this article. The fund shall
be in the custody of the State Treasurer and disbursements from the
fund shall be made upon requisition signed by the executive
director to those persons entitled to participate in the fund and
in such amounts to each participant that are provided in section
three of this article.
(b) Effective upon termination of the commission, the
"Disabled Workers' Relief Fund" shall be administered by the
successor to the commission and the administrative duties assigned
to the executive director shall be transferred to the chief
executive officer of the successor to the commission.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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