The insurance companies have discovered a new way to deny paying on the voucher training benefit. The regulations state that all vouchers must be used at training institutions that are state-accredited and on the list of approved schools (the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education) therefore have to abide by those rules. According to the Bureau, any student enrolling in school must prove they have the basic ability to benefit from training. So, they have to prove they have a high school diploma, a GED, or successful passing score on the Ability-To-Benefit-Test. Many injured workers do not have high school diplomas and cannot pass this test. The insurance companies are denying payment for training and saving themselves millions of dollars.
The solution is to get rid of this requirement or applicant attorneys could send the injured worker to a vocational expert to prove that if they are not able to benefit from the voucher and retrain themselves, they will be unable to return to the job market, thus increase case value.