Special Fund Division
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 23-1065, the Special Fund has discretionary power in providing vocational rehabilitation benefits. While rehabilitation is not mandatory in Arizona, the statutes specify that the Special Fund can provide assistance in this area if requested by the carrier or the injured worker, and if certain criteria are met. The Special Fund promotes and assists in vocational rehabilitation, both on scheduled and unscheduled injuries. Since these are two distinct categories the Special Fund’s participation, policy statements, and costs may vary.