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The DWC is proposing revisions to Rules 132.7 and 132.13 to incorporate changes to death benefits
codified in the recent legislative session. In accordance with House Bill 1094, the DWC proposes
to add subsection (f) to Rule 132.7 to specify that an eligible spouse who remarries is eligible for
death benefits for life if the employee was a first responder who died in the course and scope of
employment or while providing services as a volunteer. The proposed revisions to Rule 132.13, as
provided by Senate Bill 563, would increase to $10,000 (from $6,000) the amount of burial benefits
due for a compensable injury that occurs on or after September 1, 2015. The public comment period
closes on January 4, 2015, for these proposed rule revisions. The proposed rules may be reviewed