SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS
AB 749 repealed the workers’ compensation vocational rehabilitation benefit for dates of injury on or after January 1, 2004. SB 899 provided that vocational rehabilitation benefits are available only to eligible workers who were injured before 2004 and will be available only through December 31, 2008.
The chart below shows the vocational rehabilitation costs as a percentage of total incurred losses. The vocational rehabilitation costs as a percentage of losses reached their peak in 1992 and have been declining since then.