Vocational Rehabilitation

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Vocational Rehabilitation

The United States government operates an extensive vocational rehabilitation (VR) program that provides a wide range of services and job training to people with disabilities who want to work. To be eligible for VR services, a person must have a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment; be able to benefit from VR services in terms of employment; and require VR services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment. Priority is given to people with the most severe disabilities.

VR services are available in each state. To find out about the VR offices in your state, visit your home state website, or search on the web using the term “vocational rehabilitation” and your state.



Policy Statement on Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons Who Are Hard of Hearing

Nov 2 1996

The United States government operates an extensive vocational rehabilitation (VR) program that provides a wide range of services and job training to people with disabilities who want to work. To be eligible for VR services, a person must have a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment; be able to benefit from VR services in terms of employment; and require VR services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment . Priority is given to people with the most severe disabilities.