Effective date: November 1, 2016
Application: Applies to all workers receiving vocational rehabilitation programs and services as of the effective date.
Policy subject: Return to work and vocational rehabilitation
To establish guidelines for vocational rehabilitation programs and services.
Suitable productive employment means work that:
Individualized Vocational Plan (IVP)
Employability Assessment and Transferable Skills Analysis
Programs and Services
Discontinuing Vocational Programs and Services
In addition to medical aid or access to health care providers, the WCB may provide a personal care allowance to eligible workers to reduce or eliminate barriers to daily living, including various aspects of hygiene, dressing, mobility challenges or supervision (POL 10/2014, Allowance - Personal Care).
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 19(1)(d), 51(a)(b), 69, 111(a)(b)(c), 115(e)(f)
(1) November 1, 2021. Addition of suspension guidelines when a worker does not agree to participate in the formation of an IVP, as per POL 10/2021, Suspension of Benefits. The term “job search benefits” updated for clarity to “earnings loss benefits during a notice period” as per POL 11/2021, Terminating Benefits – Notice Period.
(2) POL and PRO 01/2011, Vocational Rehabilitation – Programs and Services (effective February 1, 2011 to October 31, 2016).
(3) POL and PRO 06/2004, Vocational Rehabilitation – Programs and Services (effective August 1, 2004 to January 31, 2011).
(4) PRO 54/2000, Return to Work Plans by Vocational Services (effective August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2004).
PRO 23/2016 Vocational Rehabilitation – Programs and Services
POL 10/2014 Allowance – Personal Care
POL 01/2018 Benefits – Long-Term Earnings Loss
POL 24/2016 Dependent Spouses – Initial Entitlement and Re-Employment Assistance
POL 04/2015 Modifications – Home, Vehicle, and Work
POL 10/2021 Suspension of Benefits
POL 11/2021 Terminating Benefits – Notice Period
POL 04/2021 Travel Expenses – General
POL 05/2004 Vocational Rehabilitation – Equipment and Tools
POL 02/2014 Vocational Rehabilitation – Moving Allowance
PRO 11/2014 Vocational Rehabilitation – Self-Employment Plans
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