When is it time for vocational rehabilitation?
One key task of an earnings-related pension company is to help employees to continue in working life for as long as possible, at least partly. Among the most important means for this is vocational rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is always planned case by case. Here are a few typical situations in which Varma’s vocational rehabilitation may be a solution:
- A return to work after a long period of sick leave, and the return must be staggered, with a gradual increase in the employee’s workload
- Insufficient work ability for the current tasks; other tasks could be offered within the organisation, but these would require the employee’s competence to be updated
- The company is not able to offer tasks that are suited to the employee’s work ability, but they may be offered in some other organisation
It is important that the rehabilitation is built collaboratively by the employee, the supervisor and occupational health care in order to ensure the most successful continuation in working life in terms of the employee’s state of health, the work flow and the work requirements. With the help of the courses in Varma Academy (mainly in Finnish), you can learn more about how Varma can help in these situations.
Where can I get help and support?
The employee must also actively maintain his/her own work ability. An active approach is also needed when work ability fails. But they do not have to do it alone.
For employees insured by Varma, there are clear instructions on what to do if vocational rehabilitation is needed but they are not sure how to apply for it or what other options exist for continuing in working life. It is a good idea for the employee, supervisor and HR manager to explore these options together.
Our work ability experts provide our corporate and self-employed clients with advice in rehabilitation and disability pension matters. You receive support and guidance for the work ability challenges faced by employees in your company.
We are at your service from Monday to Friday, 8:00–16:00, at the number 010 192 102.