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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.


Hager, R. & Sheldon, J. (2006, March). 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.

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