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Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals with Disabilities

Program Description
Vocational rehabilitation services are available for persons who are unable to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment due to a mental or physical disability, but wish to pursue meaningful careers. VR assists such individuals secure employment corresponding with their abilities, through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities. Services vary by state but may include: vocational evaluation, medical assistance, psychological and psychiatric intervention, counseling and guidance, personal and work adjustment, job training and placement, interpreter and reader services, transition services for students with disabilities, rehabilitation technology services and devices, and supported employment.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be authorized to work in the US, you must have a disability that prevents you from holding a job (full-time or part-time), and you must be under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
For more information on vocational rehabilitation and to obtain contact information for the agency in your State, visit the following Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) website and click on “State vocational rehabilitation (VR)” in the body of the text:

Headquarters Office:
Rehabilitation Services Administration
OSERS, Department of Education
Room 5034
Washington, DC 20202-2800

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Education

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