CHAPTER 340

DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW

INCREASING PROVISIONS FOR PAYMENTS THEREUNDER

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 175 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW," BY INCREASING THE PROVISIONS FOR PAYMENTS THEREUNDER.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 6081, Sec. 11, Sub-section 1, of Chapter 175, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be amended by striking out and .repealing all of said Sub-section 1 and substituting in lieu thereof a new Sub-section 1, as follows:

1. To the child or children, if there be no widow nor widower entitled to compensation, thirty percentum (30%) of wages of deceased, with ten percentum (10%) additional for each child in excess of two, with a maximum of sixty-five percentum (65%) to be paid to their guardian.

Section 2. That 6081, Sec. 11, Sub-section 2, of Chapter 175, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be amended by striking out and repealing all of said Sub-section 2 and substituting in lieu thereof a new Sub-section 2, as follows:

2. To the widow or widower, if there be no children, thirty percentum (30%) of wages, provided that the minimum amount payable shall not be less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) per week.

Section 3. That 6081, Sec. 11, Sub-section 9, of Chapter 175, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by striking out and repealing all of the last paragraph of said Subsection 9 and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph as follows:

tion of the remaining persons entitled thereunder shall thereafter be the same as would have been payable to them had they been the only persons entitled to compensation at the time of the death of the deceased. The wage upon which death compensation shall be based shall not in any case be taken to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per week nor less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) per week, provided, however, that the minimum amount payable to a widow or widower, entitled to compensation shall not be less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) per week. Subject to the provision of sub-section (d) of the last preceding section, this compensation shall be paid during three hundred and twelve (312) weeks and in case of children entitled to compensation under this section, the compensation of each child shall continue after such period of three hundred and twelve (312) weeks until such child reaches the age of sixteen (16) years, at the rate of fifteen percentum (15%) of wages if there be but one child, with ten percentum (10%) additional for each additional child, with a maximum of sixty-five percentum (65%). Children are not entitled to compensation during the period that compensation is payable to their mother or father, except as herein provided.

Approved June 30, 1949.