Are family members of a loved one who has passed away after contracting COVID-19 entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?

For families mourning the loss of a loved one whose life was taken by the virus, the spouse and children may be entitled to workers’ compensation dependency benefits. If the employee’s dependents can prove that the death was work-related, as discussed above, the dependents may be entitled to compensation for burial expenses and lost wages. Learn more about death and dependency benefits.