The role of the Icelandic Vocational Rehabilitation Fund (VIRK) is to strengthen the working capacity of individuals with health problems who aim for increased participation in the labour market. The purpose of the VIRK services is to assist people in entering or re-entering into the workforce.

Emphasis is on purposeful and personalised counselling and service in the field of vocational rehabilitation that requires which requires the individual’s full participation.  

A person who wishes to receive assistance from VIRK must book an appointment with his/her doctor to check if the vocational rehabilitation at VIRK is a realistic option. 

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