A proper rehabilitation plan is an essential part of successful rehabilitation. It’s a good idea to begin drafting your rehabilitation plan as soon as possible after receiving your preliminary decision. Drafting a plan calls for a proactive attitude and co-operation with the occupational health service and HR representatives of your workplace.
What exactly is a rehabilitation plan?
Manage your rehabilitation matters online
Elo’s Online Service enables you to:
- Submit a rehabilitation plan
- Submit attachments and files
- Apply for travel reimbursements
How to proceed:
Consider what method would enable you to return to or continue in working life.
Seek out answers to the following questions:
- What limitations does your health situation pose in terms of working?
- What work are you still able to do?
- How might you take advantage of earlier work experience or training?
- What form of vocational rehabilitation would be suitable for your present situation?
Draft a rehabilitation plan
Once you have received a positive preliminary decision regarding your right to rehabilitation, it’s time to draft a rehabilitation plan. The rehabilitation plan should include::
- rehabilitation timetable,
- rehabilitation method, and
- the work tasks you are aiming for with the help of the rehabilitation.
Submit your rehabilitation plan to Elo
Submit your rehabilitation plan to Elo: log in to the Online Service, go to the Rehabilitation tab and fill in the rehabilitation plan.
The appropriateness of the plan is always assessed on a case-by-case basis. The intention is always to take advantage of your earlier training and work history as part of the vocational rehabilitation.
Read more about the possible rehabilitation methods
The work trial requires a preliminary decision of eligibility for vocational rehabilitation as well as a joint agreement signed by the employer, the rehabilitee and Elo.
The work trial can be a paid or unpaid arrangement. It generally lasts 2–3 months, but it can continue, for a justifiable reason, up to a maximum of 6 months.
During the work trial, your working hours may vary between four and eight hours per day. The goal is to increase the working hours gradually up to eight hours as the work trial progresses. If, during the work trial, it becomes apparent that the position is not suitable for your health status, the work trial can be discontinued.
A work trial in a new workplace may be necessary if your employment relationship is no longer valid or your employer no longer has the possibility to offer you tasks that are suitable for your health status.
In terms of ensuring a successful outcome, it is important for the occupational health service to monitor the progress of your work trial.
The business subsidy can also be granted towards the acquisition of work equipment and machinery related to the professional activities in accordance with a specific decision and submitted purchase receipts.