Compensation that is due to beneficiaries must be paid to the surviving spouse, if any, or if none, divided equally among or for the benefit of the children. In cases in which beneficiaries are a surviving spouse and stepchildren of the spouse, the compensation must be divided equally among all beneficiaries. Compensation that is due to beneficiaries, as defined in 39-71-116(4)(e) and (4)(f) , if there is more than one, must be divided equitably among them.
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