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

Training Providers

For injuries occurring between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2012, the following are approved private providers of education-related retraining or skill enhancement schools: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Mailing address: Physical address: 
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 
P.O. Box 980818 
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-202 
Sacramento, CA 95834 
Phone: (916) 574-7720 Toll Free: (888) 370-7589 

For injuries occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2013, please visit CalJOBS to search for Approved SJDB Training Providers. Click here for detailed instructions on performing a search on the CalJOBS website.


August 2018