Section 25-5-69

Compensation to cease upon death or marriage of dependent; proportional benefits for dependents.

THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2018-523 IN THE 2018 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018. THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT.

Except when the dependent is the surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed as a result of injuries received while engaged in the performance of his or her duties, if compensation is being paid under this article to any dependent, such compensation shall cease upon the death or marriage of such dependent. Where compensation is being paid under this chapter to any dependent, in no event shall such dependent receive more than the proportion which the amount received of the deceased employee's income during his or her life bears to the compensation provided under this article.

(Acts 1919, No. 245, p. 206; Code 1923, §7564; Code 1940, T. 26, §290; Act 2018-523, §2.)