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Eligibility is based on an:
Existing physical/mental impairment;
Vocational or work related barriers due to a disability; and
The requirement of MRS services.
Every person who applies for assistance from MRS has the right to know if he or she is eligible. This may seem odd since most people who come to our bureau already believe they are eligible for help. But your counselor is required to assess your disability and need for bureau services.
There are two reasons why an eligibility determination is important:
Determining eligibility helps us identify and understand your disability-related functional limitations and/or barriers to employment.
of your limitations/barriers is the first step in developing an employment plan.
Our purpose is to help eligible individuals with disabilities get and keep a job. If you are eligible, a vocational rehabilitation counselor will help you identify a suitable job goal, determine the services needed to become ready for the job, and assist with the employment search. It is important to remember that any services provided must be in support of your job goal.