Vocational Rehabilitation

10.31.2019 07:43 AM By Lyndsey Browne

Helping Individuals Find Meaningful Careers

What is VR? 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. Voc Rehab is committed to helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful careers. 


I have a disability, can I get VR assistance? How do I apply for VR services?

If you think you may qualify for services you can contact your local VR office to apply. A Voc Rehab counselor will work with you to determine if you are eligible to receive VR services. If you are eligible, your counselor will help you reach your employment goal. 


How long does it take for my eligibility to be determined?

Voc Rehab must make an eligibility decision within 60 days following the submission of a completed application If a determination cannot be made within this time frame due to exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, you and your counselor will agree to a specific extension of time. 


What types of services can Vocational Rehabilitation provide me?

A variety of services may be provided depending on your needs, including:

  • Medical and Psychological Assessment
  • Vocational Evaluation and Planning
  • Career Counseling and Guidance
  • Work Experience While in High School
  • Training and Education 
  • Job-Site Assessment and Accommodations
  • Job Placement
  • Job Coaching
  • Supported Employment
  • Assisting Technology and Devices

*Workers dismissed because of unsatisfactory job performance are generally not considered displaced, but it is important to understand all potential medical or mental health situations because they may qualify you for vocational rehab benefits. 


What kind of educational training can I use my VR services for?

Voc Rehab benefits can be used for career training and enhancement to help place you in a job or assist with maintaining your current job. Certificate programs are a wonderful way to gain the quality training you need to start a new career without the burden of long-term learning. World Education has vocational rehabilitation professionals available to answer your questions and help you get an understanding of how you can utilize your VR services to successfully prepare for your dream job! 


Contact us today or check out our catalog of online training programs to get started on the path to success. 

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