The Client Assistance Project (CAP) is a statewide program that helps disabled Minnesotans who are having problems with the vocational rehabilitation system. CAP advocates can help you if you are applying for services or if you are already a client.
There are 2 vocational rehabilitation programs in Minnesota that help people with disabilities find, get or keep a job.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) – for people with physical and/or mental disabilities
State Services for the Blind (SSB) – for people who are blind or visually impaired
We get many phone calls from people asking, "What are my rights?" Everyone’s case is different. It is best to call our office for answers to your specific questions. We talk to you about your situation, review your VRS or SSB file, and talk with your VRS or SSB counselor or anyone else with information important to your case.
There are general basic rights. As a client or applicant of VRS or SSB, you have the right to:
apply for services
be evaluated to see if you are eligible for services
see most of the information in your VRS or SSB case file (you may need to sign a release form first)
keep your VRS or SSB file private
write an Employment Plan that fits your needs
appeal a decision if you don’t agree with it or if you feel that your rights have been violated