Are you out of work due to an illness or injury? Are you looking for a way to make ends meet? If so, you may be eligible for California’s supplemental job replacement benefits.
These benefits provide income to help you stay afloat during difficult times. Understanding what these benefits are and how to access them is the first step to getting the financial assistance you need.
How you can use supplemental job replacement benefits
If you are retraining for work at a state-accredited or state-approved school, you can use a supplemental job displacement voucher to pay for training expenses. The voucher covers skill enhancement courses as well. You can also use up to 10% of the voucher’s value for return-to-work counseling.
How to determine if you are eligible
You may be eligible for the supplemental job displacement voucher if you have suffered from a work-related injury that has kept you from continuing employment. However, you might not be eligible if your employer has offered you modified work since the injury.
How to get your voucher
You will have to speak to your employer or insurance company to determine the severity of your injury before you get your voucher. A judge may need to get involved if there is a dispute. Your employer will have some time to offer you modified or alternative work; after this time is up, you should get your voucher within 20 calendar days.
Supplemental job replacement benefits can be very helpful. By focusing on how to make the most out of these benefits, it should be easier for you to get back on your feet.