Waiting for Services

Helpful tips to consider while you wait to start your vocational rehabilitationá

Short informative video: Waiting for Services

What to consider if you are suffering from a physical ailment

Try and exercise regularly within your capabilities.

See a physiotherapist and enquire about what assistance they could offer.á

Apply for a ôHreyfise­ilô through your GP centre which gives you access to regular exercise whilst receiving information and support from a physiotherapist.

Explore our website velvirk.is and make use of the information available.á

Bear in mind that VIRK does not pay for any services before you begin, but you should enquire as to whether you can get any financial support from your union or GP centre.

What to consider if you are suffering from a mental ailment

Book an appointment with a psychologist or apply to take part in a CBT course.á

Have a look at the reykjalundur.is website and look into the electronicCBT handbook that they have uploaded free of charge.

Apply for aáôHreyfise­ilôáthrough your GP centre which gives you access to regular exercise whilst receiving information and support from a physiotherapist.

Explore our websiteávelvirk.isáand make use of the information available.á

Bear in mind that VIRK does not pay for any services before you begin, but you should enquire as to whether you can get any financial support from your union or GP centre.

For those who need social support or are struggling with mental health problems

There are plenty of services available that you can access free of charge in the ReykjavÝk area, for more information please look at the wesbites below.

Hlutverkasetur Borgart˙ni 1

Hugarafl Borgart˙ni 22

Ge­hjßlp Borgart˙ni 30

Rau­i kross ═slands, Efstaleiti 9

Vin Hverfisg÷tu 47

Kl˙bburinn Geysirá

For those living outside the capital area

There are plenty of services available that you can access free of charge, for more information please look at the wesbites below.

EndurhŠfingarh˙si­áHVER ß Akranesiá- fÚlagsleg virkni og ■ßtttaka

Punkturinn Rˇsenborgáß Aukureyri.

Bj÷rgin ľ Ge­rŠktarmi­st÷­ Su­urnesjaá

Fj÷lsmi­jan Su­urnesjumá

Mi­st÷­ SÝmenntunar ß Su­urnesjum

Virkjun mannau­sáß Su­urnesjum.áá

Kl˙bburinn StrˇkuráSelfossi

Rau­i Krossinná┴rnessřslu

Regarding benefits

VIRK does not have any control over your benefits.á

Your union can advise you regarding your rights for when your sick leave runs out.

If an individual has completed their sick leave with their employer then you may be entitled to benefits from the Icelandic Health Insurance. For more information please follow this link.

If an individual is waiting on a vocational rehabilitation plan for TR then a doctor or another member of your treatment team can make a plan and submit it for you.

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