In general, you are eligible to get services from VRS if:
- You have a physical and/or mental disability that makes it very hard to get or keep a job
- You need vocational rehabilitation services to get ready for, find, or keep a job
VRS looks at how much your disability limits you, and if you can benefit from services. They use reports from your doctor or other professionals to decide.
People who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits based on their own disability and have not yet reached full retirement age are automatically eligible, unless they are too severely disabled to benefit from services.
If VRS decides you can’t benefit from services because your disability is too severe, they must prove this “by clear and convincing evidence."