the counselor required to find a job
making the same amount of money that I
made at the time of my injury?
The goal is to try to match you with a salary as close as possible to your current wage, but this may be difficult to achieve in some cases. For example, you may have been employed on your former job for several years and may have received pay based on seniority and other benefits. It may be difficult to achieve this benefit level in a position in which you have just recently become trained.
documentation do I need to show that I
am a candidate for vocational
A current medical report indicating that you are unable to return to your former job duties is necessary before you may request vocational rehabilitation.
I pick my own school or develop my own
You may already have an interest in a specific type of alternate employment or you may have selected a school that you would like to attend. The fact that you have thought about your interests is a positive factor. However, you must work through a professional rehabilitation counselor to develop a final rehabilitation plan.
I get paid during rehabilitation
If you are referred for rehabilitation services you are entitled to receive Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits at your Temporary Total Disability rate as long as you actively cooperate in the rehabilitation process.