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Job Modification Reimbursement

RSA 281-A:54, IX, states: "Employers who incur costs for job modification for the purposes of retaining individuals for which a plan for modification has been approved by the commissioner shall be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost for such job modifications from the special fund for second injuries under RSA 281-A:55. Such reimbursement shall not exceed $5,000.00 per employer per year. Before reimbursement shall be authorized, the employer shall submit the plan for modification to the commissioner for approval."

The procedure is fairly easy, but, prior approval is necessary. The date of injury has to be after 01/01/91. There does not need to be any lost time. If there are any questions, please direct them to the Vocational Rehabilitation staff at the Department of Labor or refer to New Hampshire Administrative Rules Chapter Lab 504.03 Job Modifications Reimbursement.

In other words, if the employer pays for job modifications to a job site to retain or bring an employee back to work after a work related injury, the employer may be eligible for reimbursement of 50 percent of the cost of the modifications up to $5,000.00 per year per employer.

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