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Court Limits Benefits Available to Worker's Daughter Due to Lack of Disability Evidence

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 120 | 0 | 1 min read

The Commonwealth Court overturned an award of benefits to a deceased worker’s teenage daughter, finding she did not qualify as a disabled dependent because of her progressive, incurable eye disease. Case: Aqua America v. WCAB (Jeffers), No. 1831 C.D. 2017, 12/04/2018, published. Facts: Jermon Jeffers worked for Aqua America as a truck driver. He suffered fatal injuries in a car accident in April 2015. He was married and had four children. One of the children, 17-year old Janice, suffers from retinitis pigmentosa. RP is an incurable, progressive eye disease that has subs...

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