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Preferred Worker Program

The Preferred Worker Program is one of our return-to-work incentive programs. When we certify a worker with permanent medical restrictions as a "preferred worker," employers may receive financial incentives when they hire preferred workers for medically-approved, long-term jobs.

Learn more about:

  • eligibility
  • how to apply and get benefits
  • preferred worker certification
  • vocational and medical provider responsibilities
  • job and accommodation resources

Visit Lni.wa.gov/PreferredWorker.

Have you heard about the Stay at Work Program?

Stay at Work is another return-to-work incentive program. We reimburse employers for some of their costs when they provide temporary, light-duty jobs for injured workers while they heal.

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