Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for services, an individual must:

  • have a physical or mental impairment that substantially impedes his / her ability to secure employment, and vocational rehabilitation services are required to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment consistent with the applicant's unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and informed choice;

  • be able to benefit from the DOR's services in terms of an employment outcome in an integrated setting.

If your disability is so severe that you might not be able to benefit from DOR services, the DOR can arrange a trial work experience. This is an opportunity to work in a realistic work setting to demonstrate if you can benefit from DOR services.

If you are receiving Social Security Administration benefits or if you have a valid "Ticket to Work," you are presumed eligible for DOR services.

You will need to request services by first:

Even if you have a significant or most significant disability, there may be a waiting list for services.