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Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.



After an application is completed and submitted, an interview is scheduled between you and a counselor. A friend or family member may accompany you to the interview. A counselor will discuss career goals, work history, educational background, disability and the services necessary to reach an employment goal.

Eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services is based on four factors:

  1.  You have a physical, cognitive, or mental impairment documented by the appropriate qualified professional (doctor, psychologist or other)
  2. Your documented impairment causes a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment
  3. You can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services that lead to an employment outcome
  4. You require vocational rehabilitation to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment