Section #: 
43.20.30.10
Effective date: 
Monday, January 27, 1992
Last update: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

 

Policy Purpose

The WCB's goal for claimants in receipt of rehabilitation services is to provide them with the capability of replacing their pre-accident earnings through the provision of skills which allow them to competitively pursue permanent employment so that their post-accident earnings, to the greatest extent possible, are equal to their earnings at the time of the compensable injury.

This policy is designed to describe what rehabilitation services can be provided to a worker who was engaged in part-time employment at the time of a compensable accident, and under what conditions these services may be applied, as applicable before or after January 1, 1992.

This is a specialized policy which represents a component of vocational rehabilitation but in order to consider the issues in their broadest context the policy must be applied using the principles as defined through the Vocational Rehabilitation policy 43.00.