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Equipment and workplace modification program

This program can be used to purchase equipment or make modifications to help you recover at work or start work with a new employer.

Equipment and workplace modifications can be specific to your functional requirements or necessary for you to start a new role.

Read the equipment and workplace modification program guidance material for more information.

Eligibility

You are eligible if you:

  • are receiving or entitled to receive weekly workers compensation payments when the program commences
  • haven’t accepted a commutation or work injury damages settlement
  • have used your entitlement to new employment assistance – if starting work with a new employer.

How to apply

Speak to your workplace rehabilitation provider, or insurer case manager about using the equipment and workplace modification program.

They will:

  • determine if this program is suitable for you, can help you with equipment or workplace modifications that meet your needs and can be funded under this program.
  • arrange completion of the vocational program details form
  • organise insurer approval
  • organise payment for program costs using the vocational claim for payment form.

For information on what to do when a request to use a SIRA funded program has not been approved see appeal process for workers fact sheet.

Further information