Graduated Return-to-Work Program

Graduated Return-to-Work Program

Effective Dates

March 6, 1995 - December 31, 2004

Policy Code


General Information

A graduated return-to-work program is one type of return-to-work program. It is part of a rehabilitation plan and may be part of a vocational rehabilitation plan.

A graduated return-to-work program may be undertaken when the work-related disability precludes a worker's immediate return to full-time pre-disability employment, but the worker is able to return to work on a reduced basis.

A graduated return-to-work program is aimed at facilitating a disabled worker's gradual transition from disability to full employment. A program may be implemented when it is considered appropriate to achieve maximum physical, psychological, economic and social recovery from the effects of a work-related disability on a timely basis.

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


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

Fitness for Employment Suitable Occupation Deeming

November 8, 1994 - December 31, 2006 | CS-08 | Client Services

Return-to-Work Programs

March 7, 1995 - December 31, 2004 | CS-09 | Client Services