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Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance for DC Veterans

Are you a Veteran in need of vocational rehabilitation assistance?

The District of Columbia Department of Disability Services has partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs to provide dedicated vocational rehabilitation assistance to our veteran community. This program and separate and apart from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ vocational rehabilitation program.  If you have been denied or are currently using the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ program, you may still be eligible for District assistance.  Come speak with one of our counselors!

Overview:

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program provides vocational and rehabilitative services to individuals with disabilities to help them prepare for, secure, regain or retain employment. Persons with disabilities face some challenges in today’s modern workplace. We believe that people with disabilities, given the right opportunities can work and be fully integrated into mainstream society and the work place. Vocational rehabilitation services can reduce or remove barriers to employment.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for VR services, a person must have a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment; be able to benefit from VR services in terms of employment; and require VR services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment. Priority is given to those individuals who have the most significant disabilities.

Location:

You can meet with a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affair office space located at 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 870 North.

Time and Date:

9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Scheduling:

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 202-724-5454.  You can also walk-in on those days the counselor has office hours. Please note, however, appointments will be seen before walk-ins and space is limited.

 

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