Policy and Practice Brief: State and Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs; Services and supports to assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for, attaching to, and advancing in employment

Ron Hager, Cornell University
James R. Sheldon, Jr., Cornell University

Hager, R. & Sheldon, J. (2001, August). State and federal vocational rehabilitation programs: Services and supports to assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for, attaching to, and advancing in employment (Work Incentive Support Center Policy and Practice Brief). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/edicollect/37

Abstract

This brief provides an introduction to the state and federal vocational rehabilitation system outlined in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides a review of how the vocational rehabilitation system is integrated within the broader Workforce Investment Act along with a break down for eligibility and available services. Discussed is financial need criteria, statutory requirements for maximization of employment, comparable services requirements and individual rights and appeals.