Categorized In: Case Services - Referral to Eligibility
Approved Date: February 13, 2020
Owner: Angela Fujan
All referrals to the Employment Program are entered into the database at the time of referral.
Individuals will be contacted by phone, letter, email or in person within 10 calendar days of the date of referral to schedule the initial meeting. Best practice is to also schedule the initial meeting within 10 calendar days of the date of referral. If an individual is unable to be seen within 10 calendar days, a TASK notes needs to explain the delay.
An individual may only have one active Nebraska VR Employment Program case record at a time.
Make sure the individual in in the right place meaning the individual has a disability, understands we are an employment program and desires to work.
Note: Impairments involving loss of vision - The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI) serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Nebraska VR cannot serve an individual whose only disability is vision. An individual reporting multiple impairments, one of which is vision, should be referred to (NCBVI) to determine eligibility for their services prior to completing an application to the Nebraska VR employment program. If the individual is eligible for (NCBVI), they must be served by NCBVI, even if there is another disability on record which could be considered the primary disability.
In rare cases an individual may have an active case with both state vocational rehabilitation programs (Nebraska VR and NCBVI), so long as the services provided by each are not duplicated and both VR agencies would be allowed to record a successful employment outcome. This would only occur if a current VR client's vision becomes so severe it warrants consultation with NCVBI. NCBVI will then determine if the client is eligible and open a case or only provide consultation.
Staff who are responsible for sending out information to potential applicants assures information on how to view the Orientation Video is included.
If the individual is not able to view before their appointment they will have the opportunity to view the video when they arrive at the VR Office.