Prior to 2008, injured workers had up to one year and $4,000 for retraining purposes. Fortunately, the Legislature passed laws increasing this amount to two years and originally $12,000 for retraining purposes, along with yearly adjustments to reflect rising tuition rates. Unfortunately, these laws have a "sunset provision" and will end June 30, 2013, unless legislation extends the "sunset" date or makes them permanent. Otherwise, it is back to one year and $4,000.
Dane D. Ostrander, Attorney at Law
Williams, Wyckoff & Ostrander, PLLC