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Death Benefits; Burial expenses and death benefits.   

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If an injury causes death, either with or without disability, the employer shall be liable, in addition to any other benefits provided by this division, for all of the following:

(a) Reasonable expenses of the employee's burial, in accordance with the following:

(1) Up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) for injuries occurring prior to January 1, 1991.

(2) Up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 1991, and prior to January 1, 2013.

(3) Up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013.

(b) A death benefit, to be allowed to the dependents when the employee leaves any person dependent upon him or her for support.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 363, Sec. 61.)