SIRA’s Return to Work Assist program helps eligible micro employers minimise the financial burden of helping workers return to work.
The program is available to employers with five workers or less whose basic tariff premium is $30,000 or less. The program is available for up to six weeks, within the first 13 weeks of an injury claim.
The program allows your injured worker to continue receiving their weekly payments from the insurance agent while participating in a graded return to work plan. It allows you to maintain an alternate work arrangement to cover the duties of your injured worker while they’re unable to perform them (e.g. employing a casual or staff undertaking overtime).
The Guidelines for the return to work assist program for micro employers outline the eligibility requirements for both workers and employers. All submissions must comply with these guidelines.
You can submit a proposal for endorsement of a vocational program and related expenses using the Vocational program details form.
The Vocational program closure report form is used to notify relevant parties of the outcome of the vocational program. Approved expenses relating to the vocational program may be claimed using the Vocational program claim for payment form.
For more information or assistance on this program, your workers compensation claim or help with returning injured workers to work, contact your insurance agent.