What you can get
Vocational Rehabilitation can help you:
- return to work or maintain your current work
- continue your recovery at work
- develop a plan to stay in work.
What rehabilitation you'll get will vary based on your individual circumstances. This will be determined by formal medical, rehabilitation and vocational assessment. The assessments will help us identify the best way to support you in achieving your vocational goal. This may need to be endorsed by your treating health professional.
The support normally covers up to 3 years of rehabilitation. These 3 years don’t have to be consecutive. There may be cases where you can get more than three years of rehabilitation. You'll need to discuss this with us.
We'll cover assessment costs related to your rehabilitation. However, if you're applying for Weekly Income Compensation and you don’t live in NZ you'll need to cover the cost of the initial medical certificate that certifies whether you’re able to work full-time.
You may also be eligible for travel costs as part of Travel for Treatment support.
Travel for Treatment