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Supplemental job displacement benefits

Employees injured on or after Jan. 1, 2004, who have a permanent partial disability caused by an injury, and whose employer does not offer other work, may qualify for the supplemental job displacement benefits (SJDB). SJDB comes in the form of a non-transferable voucher that can be used to pay for educational retraining or skill enhancement, or both, at state-approved or state-accredited schools. The offer of work must be on a DWC form.

If you disagree with the claims administrator about the SJDB voucher, you can file a Request for Dispute Resolution form with the DWC. The form will be reviewed by the DWC and a decision will be issued. Send the "Request for Dispute Resolution" form to:

State of California
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
Attention: SJDB
P.O. Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142


October 2014