A Workers' Compensation benefit provided to Qualified Injured Workers' (QIW) who cannot return to their usual and customary occupation because of a permanent disability.
A program of services designed to enable people with disabilities to become or remain employed. Originally mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, VR programs are carried out by individually created state agencies. In order to be eligible for VR, a person must have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial handicap to employment.
This benefit assists qualified injured workers in returning to work.
The process of facilitating an individual in the choice of or return to a suitable vocation. When necessary, assisting the patient to obtain training for such a vocation. Vocational rehabilitation can also mean to preparing an individual regardless of age, status (whether U.S. citizen or immigrant) or physical condition (disability other than ESRD) to cope emotionally, psychologically, and physically with changing circumstances in life, including remaining at school or returning to school, work, or work equivalent (homemaker).
A program designed to help adults with disabilities obtain and hold employment.
providing training in a specific trade with the aim of gaining employment
Programs administered by state departments of vocational rehabilitation services to assist individuals who have a physical or mental disability which is a substantial handicap to employment.
This refers to programs conducted by state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies operating under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide or arrange for a wide array of training, educational, medical, and other services individualized to the needs of persons with disabilities. The services are intended to help these persons acquire, reacquire, or maintain gainful employment. Most of the funding is provided by the federal government.
is a term that covers a wide range of services designed to assist individuals with disabilities in regaining skills needed to function in the workplace. It is generally delivered under the auspices of a state department of vocational rehabilitation and supported by state and federal appropriations.Â Eligibility for VR programs is established under the federal Rehabilitation Act.Â Programs offered by state VR agencies may include supported employment, Ticket to Work, Pathways to Independence, and work-readiness programs. 77 W (Back to Top)
A comprehensive system that assists individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities in the areas of assessment, counseling, training, physical rehabilitation, and job placement.
An entitlement of an injured employee to receive prompt medical rehabilitation and/or retraining or job placement, as may be reasonably necessary to restore him or her to useful employment.
Programs designed to help people learn new job skills and to re-train for other job opportunities.
A workers' compensation benefit. If you were injured before 2004 and are permanently unable to do your usual job, and your employer does not offer other work, you qualify for this benefit. It includes job placement counseling to help you find another job. It may also include retraining and a vocational rehabilitation maintenance allowance.
Restoration of skills to a person with a disability through the use of occupational therapy.
Training that is paid for by an employer or workers' compensation insurance company for a worker whose on-the-job injury prevents him from going back to his old job.
Programs and services designed to re-establish, as much as possible, a worker's pre-injury earnings profile or maximum earnings potential.
VR refers to the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which is the prime vehicle for delivery of rehabilitation services and employment opportunities to people with disabilities.
A federal/state program, which is designed to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with consumers, employers, and other partners, specifically engaged in career rehabilitation.
Training services for employment following a TBI.
Aid to lessen or eliminate a disability caused by a work-related injury, and to help you get back to work. Examples of vocational rehabilitation are: counseling, vocational assessment and planning, job readiness/skill development, and placement assistance.
State agencies that provide employment supports for people with disabilities. These supports include things like job training, transportation, and counseling.
Programs designed to assist individuals with disabilities to enter or reenter gainful employment.