Vocational retraining fund adjustment – 2% increase

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Vocational retraining fund adjustment – 2% increase

Attention all vocational firm owners and managers: Please share with your staff.

L&I’s annual vocational retraining fund adjustment for July 1, 2023, will increase by 2%. With the increase, the retraining fund for plans approved on or after July 1 will be $20,198.68; up from the current $19,802.63.

The adjustment is based on tuition information from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the average cost of a two-year retraining plan. An L&I actuary has validated the calculation.

The amount of the maximum training fund applies regardless of whether a worker chooses Option 1 or Option 2 after the plan’s approval.

We will update the table “Maximum retraining fund by year” in our Guide to Retraining Plans July 1.

Please send questions to the Vocational Recovery Project.

This memo will be posted to L&I’s "What's New for Vocational Counselors" web page.