Benefit Adjustment for Workers

On March 8, 2023, WorkplaceNL announced that many workers are owed a benefit adjustment, plus interest. This applies to certain benefits paid between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2022.

We apologize for our error, and appreciate your patience as we now calculate the amount we owe affected workers.

At this point, we do not have exact details on how much each worker will receive – we are now calculating that back to July 1, 2016. We expect to start to issue payments in late June 2023.

In the meantime, the FAQs below provide summary information to help you better understand if you may receive a payment.

Please note: If you have moved since receiving your last benefit payment, please update your address online using MyWorkplaceNL.

FAQs – for workers

A. How do I know if I am owed an adjustment?
B. If I am owed an adjustment payment, how much will I receive?
C. When will I receive my adjustment payment?
D. How do I update my address?
E What if I had more than one claim?
F. What if I owe money to WorkplaceNL?
G. What about my 2023 benefits, are they being adjusted?
H. If I receive an adjustment payment, will I have to re-file my taxes from past years?
I. What if the worker is now deceased?
J. Why is WorkplaceNL calculating an adjustment for certain benefits paid between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2022?

FAQ – for employers

A. Will the adjustment payment from WorkplaceNL to my current or past injured workers impact my PRIME costs?
B. Will the adjustment impact my current or future assessment that I pay for workplace injury coverage?