Graduated Return-to-Work Program
March 6, 1995 - December 31, 2004
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.
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Suspension, Reduction and Termination of Benefits
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
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