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Division Director

Tanner Holloman

Assistant Director

Andrew Sabolic


Workers' Compensation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Workers' Compensation Claims
(800) 342-1741
Workers' Compensation Exemption/ Compliance
(850) 413-1609

Reemployment Services

What are reemployment services?

Reemployment services are designed to help an injured worker return to work when their work-related injury or illness prevents them from returning to their usual line of work. Reemployment services may include vocational counseling, job-seeking skills training, job analysis, transferable skills analysis, selective job placement, training and education or other services deemed necessary and appropriate to help an injured worker return to work.

An injured employee may request these services from the Division of Workers' Compensation, Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office. Or, an insurance carrier may voluntarily provide these services. Select the item below that best fits your question about reemployment services to learn more about how you can get back to work.

What are the eligibility criteria for Division reemployment services?

Although other factors may affect eligibility, you must, at minimum,

  • have a compensable injury or illness that is covered under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law;
  • have a Florida compensable date of accident on or after 10/01/1989;
  • be legally eligible to work in the United States, and
  • submit a "Request for Screening" within one year (365 days) of last receipt of indemnity (lost wage) benefits or medical treatment relating to the injury.
How can I request a screening for services?

To request a screening, go to the Injured Employee Web Portal at https://wcres.fldfs.com/resportal/ieweb/ielogin.aspx. The application may take as long as an hour to complete. Before applying, you will need the following information:

  • Either your Social Security Number (SSN) or your Jurisdiction Control Number (JCN) assigned by the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation;
  • Work history for the last 15 years, including dates of employment, employer names, job titles and job duties;
  • Medical information that affects your ability to work. This should include both workers’ compensation and non-worker's compensation medical information. You will be responsible for providing the Reemployment Services program copies of documentation to support any permanent functionally limitations assigned by your authorized treating health care provider.
  • Educational background, including dates attended college or vocational technical school, courses of study / majors, certificates or degrees received and date received. You may be required to provide copies of transcripts, certificates or degrees.
  • At some point, you will be required to provide a copy of the documents required on the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Acceptable documentation can be found on the page 5 of the I-9; to view a list of acceptable documents, go to: www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
What can I expect after I submit my request?

Upon receipt of a completed "Request for Screening", your case will be assigned to a case manager who will:

  • Conduct an interview with you,
  • Confirm this is a compensable Florida Workers' Compensation injury,
  • Review all available case related documents, including the documents required by the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification,
  • Review medical information to determine any permanent functional limitations related to the injury,
  • Confirm whether employment is available with the employer of injury, and
  • Determine whether you have already returned to suitable gainful employment,

Upon receipt of sufficient information, the case manager will conduct a Vocational Assessment. The outcome of the vocational assessment will determine which services, if any, you are eligible to receive.

What services are available?

The Reemployment Services program offers a multitude of services to injured employees. These can include vocational counseling, job seeking skills training, resume writing, job placement, a vocational evaluation and training and education.

What factors are considered when determining which services I may be eligible to receive?

The Workers' Compensation law requires the following factors be considered when determining a return to work plan: age, education, work history, transferrable skills, previous occupation, injury, and average weekly wage at the time of injury.

Who decides what services I am eligible for?

The Reemployment Services staff conducts a vocational assessment to determine which services you are eligible to receive. If additional information is needed after the assessment, you will be referred for a vocational evaluation. The purpose of the vocational evaluation is to determine which services are necessary to help you return to suitable gainful employment. If a vocational evaluation is conducted, the recommendations of the evaluation will be reviewed to determine the best plan for returning you to suitable gainful employment.

Injured Employee Reemployment Services Web Portal

 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Reemployment Services Team by phone at (800) 342-1741, option 4 or by email at wcres@myfloridacfo.com.

Reemployment Services Brochure
Workers' Comp Reemployment Services