Section 25-5-66

Disposition of compensation upon remarriage of widow of employee who has another dependent.

THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2019-445 IN THE 2019 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019. THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT.

(a) In case of the remarriage of the surviving spouse of an employee who has another dependent, the unpaid balance of compensation, which would otherwise become due, shall be paid to the dependent or may, on approval by the court, be paid to some suitable person designated by the court for the use and benefit of the dependent. Payment to that person shall discharge the employer from any further liability.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to the surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who dies on or after January 1, 2018, as a result of injuries received while engaged in the performance of his or her duties.

(Code 1923, §7555; Acts 1939, No. 661, p. 1036, §4; Code 1940, T. 26, §284; Acts 1992, No. 92-537, p. 1082, §20; Act 2019-445, §1.)