Post-2013, Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits take the form of a non-transferable voucher worth $6,000 for retraining and related materials. An additional sum of money from the State of California may also be available for those who qualify to help with expenses during the worker’s retraining.
A physician in the injured worker’s case will determine whether the patient is a Qualified Injured Worker and therefore eligible for the voucher.
An injured worker who due to his or her industrial injury is unable to return to his or her usual or customary work may be entitled to the voucher. An injured worker whose employer is unable or unwilling to offer modified work in accordance with the work restrictions issued by the doctor issuing the Permanent and Stationary opinion may also be entitled to the voucher.