Vocational rehabilitation is a government service offered to persons with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. This service is provided to assist these individuals in attaining employment. In some cases, persons with disabilities might qualify for financial assistance to go to school and receive appropriate education and training for preferred employment.

How to Qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation to Fund Schooling

Locate a state vocational rehabilitation office near you by searching online or looking in your local phone directory.

Make an appointment with a vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Confirm your physical, mental or emotional disability by providing a VR counselor with copies of medical records. He might also perform his own assessments to determine your limitations.

If it is determined that you require special training or schooling to complete a preferred job, you might be eligible for assistance.

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Things Needed

  • Confirmed disability
  • Copies of your medical records

About the Author

Annie Rains has been writing professionally since 1999, when she contributed to her college newspaper. She has been published in "Crystal Coast Parents," a local magazine in North Carolina. Rains holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from East Carolina University and works as a pediatric occupational therapist.