For injuries on or after January 1, 2004:
You may be eligible for a non-transferable voucher for education-related costs payable to a state-approved school. This benefit is called a Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB).
You may qualify for a SJDB if each of the following is met:
The voucher can range from $4,000 to $10,000 depending on the level of your permanent disability. The following table shows the different ranges.
|Permanent Disability Level||SJDB Voucher Amount|
|Less than 15%||Up to $4,000|
|15% to 25%||Up to $6,000|
|26% to 49%||Up to $8,000|
|50% to 99%||Up to $10,000|
The information provided is not intended to supersede or be used in lieu of the “notice of benefits” handout that employers are required to provide to workers. For State Fund policyholders, this notice is in the New Employee's Guide to Workers' Compensation (English/Spanish) - e13286 [448 k].