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Subchapter 5 BENEFITS

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A. In addition to the compensation provided, a worker who is unable to return to his or her former job because of his or her injury may receive reasonable vocational rehabilitation services, including counseling and training, as the Administrator deems necessary to restore him or her to suitable employment. Such additional benefits shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).

B. Where a worker agrees to accept or is ordered to receive vocational rehabilitation services, the worker admits that he or she is incapable of performing the job duties of his or her former position. Upon written agreement accepting vocational rehabilitation services or upon the filing of an order to enter vocational rehabilitation services, whichever comes first, the worker shall be deemed to have voluntarily resigned his or her job position. ONCA 12-76, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.