If you come to work and return to your job, you will be paid the same amount you were before the injury. However, your employer is able to find you an alternative or a modified job on a permanent basis, it must pay you at least a minimum of 80% of your prior salary so you could have a reduction in your wages. It’s up to you if you want to accept that position.
A supplemental job displacement benefit is a voucher that promises to help pay for some educational retraining or skill enhancement, or both, at eligible schools. You can use the voucher to pay for tuition, fees, books, tools, or other expenses required by the school for retraining or skill enhancement, and for licensing or professional certification fees, related examination fees, and examination preparation course fees.
Up to $600 of the voucher money may be used to pay for services of a licensed placement agency, a vocational or return-to-work counselor (a person who helps injured workers develop their goals and plans for returning to work), and resumé preparation. Up to $1,000 may be used to purchase computer equipment. Up to $500 of the voucher money may be used upon request for miscellaneous expenses without receipts or other documentation.
The voucher is redeemable between $4,000 and $10,000, regardless of your permanent disability rating. The amount you receive will depend on the extent of your disability. You cannot redeem the voucher as part of a settlement of your case.
The claims administrator must offer you a supplemental job displacement benefit if the following are true:
The claims administrator sends the voucher on a form called, “Supplemental Job Displacement Nontransferable Training Voucher Form” (DWC-AD 10133.32).
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The claims administrator must offer you the voucher within 20 days after the end of the period when your employer may offer you regular, modified, or alternative work.
The voucher helps pay for you to attend a California public school or receive training with a provider on the state’s Eligible Training Provider List (EPTL).
If you present the voucher to the school and counselor of your selection from the Eligible Training Provider List (EPTL), they can contact the claims administrator for direct payment. If you pay the expenses directly and submit receipts to the claims administrator, the claims administrator will reimburse you. They must do this within 45 days after receiving the receipts, along with your signed voucher.
Yes. The voucher expires two years after the date the voucher is furnished to you, or five years after your date of injury, whichever is later. All expenses must be incurred and submitted with required receipts and other documentation before the expiration date.
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