Fitness for Employment Suitable Occupation Deeming

Fitness for Employment Suitable Occupation Deeming

Effective Dates

November 8, 1994 - December 31, 2006

Policy Code


General Information

Fitness for employment, suitable occupation and "deeming" fit within rehabilitation, and come into play when considering vocational rehabilitation. However, fitness for employment can stand on its own. A worker can be fit for employment without ever undergoing any form of rehabilitation.

All claims decisions are appealable to the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board.

Suspension, Reduction and Termination of Benefits

May 9, 1994 - June 30, 2008 | CL-30 | Claims

In limited circumstances, the board is permitted to suspend, reduce, or terminate compensation that is payable to a worker or his/her dependants.

Any decision made pertaining to the suspension, reduction or termination of compensation may be app

Average Weekly Earnings

December 31, 1992 - December 30, 1999 | CL-35 | Claims

Pre-Existing Conditions

March 31, 1994 - December 31, 2007 | CL-47 | Claims

The Workers' Compensation Act states that a worker is eligible for compensation benefits if they have suffered a work-related disability that arises out of and in the course of employment. A worker may be entitled to receive loss of earnings benefits, m


December 8, 1993 - December 31, 2004 | CS-05 | Client Services

Chronic Pain and Chronic Pain Syndrome

June 14, 1994 - February 10, 1997 | CS-06 | Client Services

Vocational Rehabilitation

November 8, 1994 - December 31, 2004 | CS-07 | Client Services