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      RS 23:1233     


§1233. Death or marriage of dependent; age limit of minor dependent

            A.(1) Weekly payments to a surviving spouse shall continue until the death or remarriage of the surviving spouse. In the case of remarriage of a surviving spouse, two years compensation payments shall be payable in one lump sum.

            (2) Notwithstanding Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, in any case in which the decedent was employed as a law enforcement officer as defined in R.S. 40:1665.2(B) and was killed in the line of duty, the weekly payment to the surviving spouse shall continue until the death of the surviving spouse.

            B. Weekly payments to a surviving child, physically or mentally incapacitated from earning, shall continue as long as such incapacity exists.

            C. Weekly payments to a minor dependent child, who is not mentally or physically incapable of wage earning, shall terminate when he dies, marries, reaches the age of eighteen years, or, if enrolled and attending as a full-time student in any accredited educational institution, until he ceases to be so enrolled and attending or reaches the age of twenty-three years.

            D. Weekly payments for all other dependents as determined in Subpart D of this Part shall continue as long as their dependency shall exist or shall terminate upon their deaths.

            Amended by Acts 1975, No. 583, §11, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 2020, No. 364, §1.

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