Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits (SJDB) is a non-transferable voucher that can be used to pay for educational retraining or skill enhancement (or both), at a state-approved or state-accredited school. The employee must have had a permanent partial disability caused by an injury on or after January 1, 2004 to qualify for SJDB. Here are a few more details to consider:

  • Vouchers to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement if employee doesn’t recover completely and does not return to work
  • 10% of amount can be used for vocational and return to work counseling, if needed
  • Amount of voucher – for DOIs as of 01/01/2013 – $6,000.00
  • Can be used out-of-state and must meet similar provisions
  • Vouchers expire 2-years after date of issuance or 5-years after date of injury whichever is later