If you experienced a recent on- or off-site injury/illness, illness or exacerbation of a chronic condition that prevents you from returning to work right away you may qualify for RETAINWORKS. This program is for people with recent musculoskeletal injuries, mental health disorders, and chronic diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Conditions must be new or an existing condition that has become worse. Other qualifications include:

  • You must be currently employed or seeking employment.
  • You must live or work in Kansas and have a valid social security number.
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 65 years.
  • You must not be receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or have a pending application.
Individuals with all levels of illness or injury will be considered. Even with the most significant disability, you can be a productive employee, whether it means returning to your old position or finding a new employment match.
Manual Worker with lower back pain

Benefits of participating in RETAINWORKS

Thanks to a coordinated support system, you’ll receive the tools and strategies needed to succeed at work and reap the financial and personal rewards that come from meaningful employment. You can also receive on-the-job training and monetary compensation for participating in RETAINWORKS.

Reach out to a return-to-work nurse navigator to learn more about participating partners in your area.

(Not all eligible workers will receive all RETAINWORKS services. Individuals will be randomly selected to participate in RETAINWORKS.)

Am I Eligible?

Talk with a nurse navigator in your area to see if you qualify.

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