Dignity Fund


As of December 2017, HIWA received a generous donation from an anonymous donor of $2500 to begin a new fund called the “Dignity Fund”.  The donor noted that this fund was to help injured workers in situations where a grant would help them actuate their goals; where the insurance carriers would not or could not provide assistance.  The fund would accept requests for expenses incurred by survivors of work-related injuries when benefits do not cover quality of life items and services.  The fund has begun distributing funds and will accept requests on an open basis from injured workers, their physicians, attorneys, therapists, vocational rehabilitation counselors or other support personnel.  While fund recipients are encouraged to donate back into the fund if personal circumstances allow, it is not a condition for funding.

The guidelines are noted here:

  • Is at least 18 years of age
  • Is currently a workers compensation claimant whose case has not been settled
  • Lives in Hawaii
  • May not exceed $500 in assistance per calendar year
  • Must submit a receipt to HIWA for item/service funded
  • Requests for retroactive purchase are not eligible


Anyone interested please contact HIWA
Attn: Laurie Hamano

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Vocational Management Consultants, Inc.VMC Hawaii

715 S. King Street, Suite 410 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Ph. 808-538-8733 
Fax 808-538-8744 

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