After years of review the Alberta government increased the Bereavement amounts arising from fatal accidents, including motor vehicle accidents. The amounts had been stagnant since 2002, however effective for accidents after May 1, 2013 the amounts to be awarded to spouses and parents of a deceased child goes up from $75,000 to $82,000, and the amount for children of a deceased parent goes up from $45,000 to $49,000.
|Before May 1, 2013||After May 1, 2013|
|Spouse or Inter-dependent partner of deceased||$75,000||$82,000|
|Child of Deceased Parent||$45,000||$49,000|
|Parents of Deceased Child (shared)||$75,000||$82,000|
These amounts for a wrongful death are in addition to any dependency losses each of these classes can prove for loss of dependency on income and services, as well as expenses related to the funeral.