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Subsequent Injury and Vocational Recovery Fund

Encouraging employers to hire workers with existing handicaps or permanent disabilities.

This fund provides benefits to eligible previously-injured workers who have been are impaired by an additional workplace injury that renders the worker permanently disabled. 

Subsequent Injuries

SIF subsidizes PTD payments for qualifying disabled workers who sustain another injury at work.

Next Step Program

A vocational recovery program that assists eligible injured workers by funding additional education or job training to re-enter the workforce.

The funding for these benefits comes from a portion of the premium tax that is collected on all workers’ compensation insurance policies when the policies are purchased or renewed.


Need More Help?

If you have additional questions, please call 615-532-4812 or 800-332-2667 or contact us by email at wc.info@tn.gov. Find out about other available assistance programs by contacting an ombudsman.