Time Loss During Disputes

Since payment of time loss during vocational disputes is discretionary, the following guidelines
shall be followed:

• If the vocational determination finds the injured worker employable, time loss
compensation will not be paid while a dispute is being reviewed by the VDRO.

• When the VDRO cannot uphold a finding of employability, retroactive time loss will be
paid from the date time loss was ended.

• When the VDRO cannot advise the Director of any decision without requiring the vocational counselor 
to obtain more information and submit a new report, time loss will be reinstated

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