|Organization:||Department of Industrial Accidents|
|Docket Number:||DIA Board No. 052565-91|
- Employee: William P. Haines (deceased)
- Claimant: Evelyn Haines
- Self Insurer: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
McCARTHY, J. The claimant appeals from a decision denying her continuing § 31 survivor’s benefits, based on the administrative judge’s finding that she was "fully self-supporting," and therefore not entitled to further payment of § 31 benefits, beyond the amount represented by two-hundred fifty times the state average weekly wage on the date of the employee’s work-related injury in 1991. The judge concluded that the claimant’s pension should be considered in determining her entitlement to continuing benefits. For the reasons that follow, we reverse the decision.