Return to Work (RTW)


Employment is a part of our lives.  When a brain injury occurs, employment may be impacted. 

This section of the Brain Injury Association of NH website provides you with resources on returning to work after brain injury.  There is information for survivors, family members, and professionals working in the rehabilitation field.  By working together and having access to the right information the journey back into the work force can begin.


Helpful Links:


Employment Information:


For Survivors:

  • Returning to Work - For more details -  https://www.biausa.org/brain-injury/about-brain-injury/adults-what-to-expect/adults-brain-injury-returning-to-work 
  • When can I go back to work? - An informative article and several checklists to evaluate your readiness to go back to work.  
  • For more details -  https://www.brainstreams.ca/learn/living-life/returning-to-work/ 
  • Ticket to Work: - Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.
  • For more details -  https://www.ssa.gov/work/
  • PASS Plans — Working While Disabled - A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self-Support from the Social Security Administration. This page provides an overview of what PASS plans are and how they may be helpful when returning to work.
  • For more details -  https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/pass.htm
  • New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation - The mission of New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities to secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.  NHVR provides services to both Individuals with Disabilities and Employers.      
  • For more details or to find an office near you - http://education.nh.gov/career/vocational/
  • MEAD – Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities (MEAD) - This program provides Medicaid coverage to adults with disabilities who are working and who would not otherwise be financially eligible for Medicaid. MEAD was designed to allow individuals with disabilities to increase their working income and have higher resource limits.  
  • For more details - http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/mead.htm


For Employers:

  • Job accommodation network - The Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Brain Injuries - JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.
  • For more information - http://askjan.org/media/BrainInjury.html
  • The Brain Injury Handbook - A Resource Guide for Employers - a comprehensive handbook targeted to employers on supporting survivors as they return to work.
  • For more details -  Brain Injury Handbook