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62-4-20Payment of death benefits to surviving spouse for minor children--Conservatorship not required.

With the consent and approval of the secretary of labor and regulation, an employer may pay to the surviving spouse of a deceased, the compensation payable to the spouse and the minor children of the deceased under §§ 62-4-12 and 62-4-13 without the necessity of the appointment of a conservator for the minor children. The payment of the compensation by the employer shall relieve the employer of all obligation as to the distribution of the compensation so paid. Except in those cases where a lump-sum settlement has been made, approval by the secretary may at any time be revoked or modified for cause.

Source: SL 1921, ch 420; SDC 1939, § 64.0402 (5); SDC 1939, § 64.0402 (6) as enacted by SL 1945, ch 352; SL 1978, ch 359, § 26; SL 1993, ch 213, § 262; SL 2008, ch 278, § 23; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 33, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.

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