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Workers' Comp Claim got settled? Did you get your retraining voucher?

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Use your SJDB Voucher to start a new Career!

What is Workers' Comp Voucher?

In workers compensation cases, a supplemental job displacement benefit is a $6,000 voucher that can be used for education and job retraining expenses for injured workers who cannot return to long-term work due to permanent disability.

worker injured on the job in California will qualify for a Supplemental Job Displacement voucher if both the following apply:

  • he or she receives a finding of permanent disability from his or her work injury; and

  • due to the permanent disability, the employer does not have permanent work for the injured worker

A voucher can be used for:

  • education and vocational

  • resume and job search services

  • tools for training

  • computer equipment

An injured worker can receive a voucher for each separate injury.

 
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You may be entitled to an additional $5000 - RETURN TO WORK SUPPLEMENT  FUND

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  • RTWSP application preparation

  • RTWSP application Filing online

  • Assistance with follow-up process

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You may be eligible to an additional $5000 (RTWSP)

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Career Opportunities in High Demand

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At HealthStaff Training Institute, we strive to make your educational experience a positive one. Our curriculum is updated continuously in order to best educate our students to meet the needs of today's employers.

We understand your limitations after the Workers' Comp injury and work with you to provide excellent education with your comfort.

 

We offer specially designed programs which are in high demand and can be taken care by your Voucher without spending extra penny or taking student loans. 

 

Call us today to know more about your benefits.

 
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HealthStaff Training Institute benefits

  • Workers’ comp voucher approved programs
  • Courses on-line, hybrid, and in class
  • Small class sizes
  • Most classes start every Monday
  • Flexible class schedules
  • Personalized payment plans
  • VA, EDD, WIOA approved programs
  • Externships provided
  • Resume preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Job-seeking skills
  • Job placement assistance

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Frequently asked Questions

 

Q: What is the SJDB voucher and what is covered?

A: Employees injured between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2012, with injuries that result in permanent partial disability who do not return to work for the employer within 60 days of the termination of temporary disability, may qualify for the supplemental job displacement benefits voucher unless the employer offers and the employee rejects, or fails to accept, modified work, lasting at least 12 months.  The benefit comes in the form of a non-transferable voucher that can be used to pay for education-related retraining or skill enhancement, or both, at state-approved or state-accredited schools. The voucher covers school tuition, fees, books and expenses required by the school for training. No more than 10 percent of the value of the voucher can be used for vocational & return to work counseling. The amount of the voucher varies from $4,000 to $10,000, depending on the level of permanent disability.

Employees injured on or after Jan. 1, 2013, with injuries that result in permanent partial disability, and whose employer does not offer other regular, modified or alternative work, may also qualify for the SJDB voucher. The offer must be made within 60 days after receipt by the claims administrator of the Physician’s Return-to-Work & Voucher Report (Form DWC-AD 10133.36) The voucher amount is $6000 for all levels of permanent disability and can be used for training at a California public school or any other provider listed on the state’s eligible training provider list. It can also be used to pay licensing or certification and testing fees, to purchase tools required by a training course, to purchase computer equipment of up to $1,000 and to reimburse up to $500 in miscellaneous expenses. Up to 10 percent, or $600, may be used to pay for the services of a licensed placement agency or vocational counselor. No more than 10 percent of the value of the voucher can be used for vocational & return to work counseling.

Q: When is the voucher available?

A: For injuries occurring between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2012, the voucher is offered to an injured worker when his or her PD level has been determined, either by way of an agreement between the worker and the employer or insurance company or by way of an award by a workers’ compensation judge. The voucher must be provided within 25 calendar days from the issuance of the permanent partial disability award by a workers' compensation judge at the local Workers' Compensation Appeals Board district office. For injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the voucher is due within 20 calendar days from the expiration of the time for making an offer of regular, modified, or alternative work.  The job must pay no less than 85 percent of the worker’s earnings at the time of the injury, and must be expected to last at least 12 months.

Q: What if my employer offers a modified or alternative job and I don’t accept it — can I still receive the voucher?

A: No. For injuries occurring between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2012, if the employer sends a notice of offer of modified or alternative work within 30 days of your last temporary disability (TD) payment and the offer meets certain requirements, and you don't accept the job, you're not eligible for the voucher. The offer of modified or alternative work must meet the following conditions:

  • You have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job

  • The job is a regular position lasting at least 12 months

  • The job offers wages and compensation that are at least 85 percent of those paid to you at the time of your injury

  • The job is located within reasonable commuting distance of your residence at the time of injury.

For injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2013, if the employer makes an offer of regular, modified, or alternative work within 60 days after receipt by the claims administrator of the Physician’s Return-to-Work & Voucher Report and the offer meets certain requirements and you don't accept the job, you're not eligible for the voucher. The offer of modified or alternative work must meet the following conditions:

  • You have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job

  • The job is a regular position lasting at least 12 months

  • The job offers wages and compensation that are at least 85 percent of those paid to you at the time of your injury

  • The job is located within reasonable commuting distance of your residence at the time of injury.

Job offers should not be filed with DWC.

Q: How does the voucher work?

A: For injuries occurring between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2012, you will receive the voucher. When you receive the voucher, the claims administrator should have completed lines 1 – 8. You are then responsible for completing lines 9 – 19. Lines 9 – 12 must be completed when using a vocational return to work counselor (VRTWC). A list of counselors is available to you on the DWC Web site. If you do not select a counselor, you do not need to complete lines 9 – 12. The training provider you select should assist you in completing lines 13 – 19 on the voucher. You can contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPVE) at www.bppe.ca.gov to get a list of accredited training providers in your area. When you have completed the voucher, you must sign and date it before sending it back to the claims administrator. You must also attach any receipts or invoices for direct payment to you, the training provider, and/or the VRTWC. You can expect the payment to be made within 45 calendar days from the date the claims administrator receives the voucher.

For injuries on or after Jan 1, 2013, you will receive the voucher. on. When you receive the voucher, the claims administrator should have completed the information on the first page. If you will be using the services of a vocational return-to-work counselor, and/or training provider or school, complete the second page and mail it along with a copy of the first page to the claims administrator. If you would like to request an advance and/or reimbursement on miscellaneous expenses up to $500, complete the third page and return it to the claims administrator. If you would like to request reimbursement for computer equipment, tuition, fees, books, and/or tools, return page four to the claims administrator along with receipts and documentation. You can expect the payment to be made within 45 calendar days from the date the claims administrator receives the voucher.

Q: Does a voucher expire?

A: The voucher does not expire if issued prior to Jan. 1, 2013. If issued on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the voucher will expire within two years of being issued or five years from the date of injury, whichever comes later.

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HealthStaff Training Institute is a Premium Vocational School with three Southern California Campuses. We are located conveniently in Ontario, Temecula and Santa Ana serving San Bernardio, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties