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Recovery at work support

Transition to work program

The Transition to Work program helps pay for immediate or short-term costs that might prevent a worker from starting work with a new employee

COVID-19 update:

This program can be used to address a financial barrier that is preventing workers from accessing new employment.

What do I need to do? Provide evidence of the financial barrier preventing you from accepting the offer of employment. Then submit your application to the insurer using the vocational program details from vocational program details form.

This program provides funding of up to:

  • $200 to help you job-seek or start work
  • $5,000 to address immediate or short term barriers that prevent you from accepting an offer of new employment.

This program can be used to address a financial barrier that is preventing you accessing new employment.

You need to provide evidence of the financial barrier and send an application to the insurer.

Use the CTP vocational support program application form

The funding could be used to pay for a range of things, including clothing, travel costs or child care arrangements.

More information

The SIRA guide for CTP vocational support, especially pages 17-19, has more information on eligibility and applying, or talk to your CTP insurer.

JobCover placement program

The JobCover Placement program (JCPP) funds up to $27,400 in incentives for employers to employ a worker with a motor accident injury

COVID-19 update:

For employers who have employed workers using the JobCover Placement Program (JCPP) but need to scale back / close their workplaces temporarily due to the impact of COVID-19, the duration of the JCPP for the worker will be increased to accommodate that period of change.

What do I need to do?

Employers should keep a record of the period of changed operations to support their claim for the incentive payments as their business re-opens along with the usual proof of payment of wages to the worker.

Re-negotiate the new end date of the JCPP agreement with the employer/worker/ insurer when known and submit the amended agreement form to the insurer.

What is it?

This program is designed to help you secure ongoing employment with a new employer. To encourage an employer to offer you a job, incentive payments for up to 12 months will be available for an eligible employer.

Incentive payments increase according to the length of time you remain employed:

  • up to $400 per week for first 12 weeks (maximum of $4,800)
  • up to $500 per week for next 14 weeks (maximum $7,000)
  • up to $600 per week for next 26 weeks (maximum $15,600).

COVID-19 information

For employers who have employed workers using this program but need to scale back or close their workplaces due to the impact of COVID-19, the duration of the program for the worker will be increased to accommodate that period of change.

Employers should keep a record of the period of changed operations to support their claim for the incentive payments as their business re-opens, along with the usual proof of payment of wages to the worker.

Employers should renegotiate the new end-date of the JCPP agreement with the worker/insurer when known, and submit the CTP vocational support program application form to the insurer.

More information

The SIRA guide for CTP vocational support, especially pages 12-16, has more information on eligibility and applying

Also, read the JobCover Placement program - information sheet for workers and employers

JobCover6

The JobCover6 Placement program (JCPP) is a 6-month program that funds up to $10,400 in incentives for employers to employ a person recovering from a motor vehicle accident

What is it?

JobCover6 helps people locate suitable work where ongoing employment cannot be confirmed with a new employer during the COVID-19 period. JobCover6 program has similarities to a JobCover Placement Program and is to support employers to offer employment for up to a 6-month duration. This program has been developed in recognition of the economic and business impacts of COVID-19 and can be accessed during this period.

The Program

JobCover6 provides incentives to a new employer to help offset the costs of engaging and training a new worker and provides up to $400 per week for 6 months (maximum of $10,400).

The JobCover6 provides the following incentives to eligible new employers, to assist a person to recover at work after a motor vehicle accident:

  • incentive payments of up to $10,400 for up to 6 months
  • protection against the costs of changes to the existing injury for up to two years.

You are eligible if you:

  • have capacity for work and are looking for new employment.
  • are receiving, or are entitled to receive, weekly benefits under the Motor Accidents Injury Act 2017 or just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic you were engaged in suitable work with your pre-accident employer.
  • haven’t accepted a damages settlement.

An employer may be eligible if they:

  • have offered employment for an agreed period
  • hold a current workers compensation policy with an insurer or a self-insurer’s licence

If you believe this program may assist you with returning to work, speak with your CTP insurer by completing the CTP vocational support program application form.

More information

The SIRA guide for CTP vocational support has more information on eligibility and applying.

Recover at work assist program

The Recover at Work Assist program helps you stay at your current job by providing incentives to your employer while you recover at work

COVID-19 update

If a small business using the Recovery at work assist program for a worker on a recovery at work plan scales back/closes due to the impact of of COVID-19, the period of the program remaining can be resumed, once the period of changed business operations is over and the worker returns to work on their upgrading plan.

What do I need to do? Update the CTP vocational support program application form with the amended dates when known and submit to the insurer.

The SIRA guide for CTP vocational support, especially pages 9-11, has more information on eligibility and applying, or talk to your CTP insurer.

More information

Training

Training can help you develop new skills and qualifications to keep your job or get a new one. As part of your statutory benefits, you may be eligible for support to undertake training.

The SIRA guide for CTP vocational support, especially pages 5-6, has more information on getting support for training, or talk to your CTP insurer.

Equipment and workplace modification

Workplace equipment or modifications may help you remain at work or commence work with a new employer. As part of your statutory benefits, you may be eligible for equipment or workplace modifications.

The SIRA guide for CTP vocational support, especially pages 6-7, has more information on getting support for training, or talk to your CTP insurer.