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SJDB -Leading The Way To A Better Career

David Vien, MBA Certified Vocational Counselor assisting injured workers.  Mr. Vien is fluent in Cantonese, Vietnamese, and English. He has been working in the Workers’ Compensation field since 2000.  Mr. Vien has been able to navigate through all the reforms, to continue assisting injured workers in identifying goals in their return to work journey.  We have staffs is fluent in English and Spanish to assists Mr. Vien in helping injured workers throughout the State of California. 


David Vien has over 9 years of experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. His work has enriched to lives of English, Spanish and Asian speaking workers through education, knowledge and support. Vocational rehabilitation is a transition from being an injured worker to an educated employee.


Our bilingual counselor can assist you in getting the most out of your supplemental job displacement voucher benefit. Using your voucher benefit will be essential to a positive transition back into the job market.

Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit Worker Injured on 2004 thru 2012.

What is the SJDB voucher and what is covered including?

  • Employees injured Jan 1, 2004 thru Dec. 31, 2012, whose employer does not offer other work may qualify for the SJDB.
  • The benefit comes in the form of a non-transferable voucher that can be used to pay for educational retraining or skill enhancement, or both, at state approved or state accredited schools.
  • The voucher covers school tuition, fees, books and expenses required by the school for training.
  • The amount of the voucher varies from $4,000 to $10,000, depending on the permanent disability percentage level.

Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit Worker Injured on after 1/1/2013

What is the SJDB voucher and what is covered including?

  • Employees injured on or after Jan. 1, 2013, whose employer does not offer other alternative job modified work duty, may also qualify for the SJDB voucher.
  • The voucher amount is $6,000 for all permanent disability ratings and can be used for training at a California public school or any other provider listed on the state’s eligible training provider list.
  • It can also be used to pay licensing or certification and testing fees, to purchase tools required by a training course, to purchase computer equipment of up to $1,000 and to reimburse up to $500 in miscellaneous expenses.

Information on Job Loss Benefit - Return to work supplement Program

If you are determined eligible for Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher and your date of injury is after 01/01/2013, you may also qualify for a Return-To-Work Supplement in the amount of $5,000 from the State. You must apply within one year from the date the voucher training form was sent to you with a complete POS. Details about the Return-To-Work Supplement Program are available by calling us at 323-229-5026.