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Employment: Death and Burial Benefits

Authored By: Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
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Information Please click the link below for more information on How to File for Death Benefits from the Texas Department of Insurance

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Death benefits may be available to replace a portion of family income that is lost when an employee dies because of a work-related injury or occupational illness. A surviving spouse, minor children, dependent grandchildren or other dependents of the deceased employee may be eligible to receive death benefits.
Death benefits may be paid to:
  • surviving spouse;
  • minor child(ren)
  • child(ren) enrolled in an accredited educational institution who is less than 25 years old;
  • dependent grandchild(ren);
  • other dependent family member(s); or
  • non-dependent parents - only when there are no surviving eligible dependent family members.
Non-dependent parents of the deceased employee may be entitled to death benefits when there are no surviving eligible dependent family members.

Please click the link below for more information on How to File for Death Benefits from the Texas Department of Insurance: www.tdi.texas.gov

Last Review and Update: Jan 18, 2016