32.0614 Payment of benefits to survivors of disabled employee who dies.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 32.0614]

(a) An award for disability may be made after the death of the injured employee.

(b) Any compensation to which any deceased claimant would be entitled under 32.0609 except subsection (b) thereof, shall, notwithstanding death arising from cause other than the injury, be payable to and for the benefit of the following persons:

(1) if there is a surviving wife or dependent husband and no child of the deceased under the age of 18 years, to such wife or dependent husband;

(2) if there is a surviving wife or dependent husband and surviving child or children of the deceased under the age of 18 years, one-half shall be payable to the surviving wife or dependent husband and the other half to the surviving child or children;

(3) if there is a surviving child or children ot the deceased under the age of 18 years, but no surviving wife or dependent husband, then to such child or children;

(4) if there is no surviving wife or dependent husband or child, then to the grandchildren or brothers and sisters if under the age of 18 years and dependent upon the deceased at the time of injury or then to each parent or grandparent of the deceased if dependent upon him at the time of injury.

(c) The Commissioner may, in his discretion, require the appointment of a guardian for the purpose of receiving the compensation of a minor child. In the absence of such a requirement, the appointment for such a purpose shall not be necessary.

History: 1967, PL 10-15.