Categorized In: Case Services - Referral to Eligibility
Approved Date: August 12, 2020
Owner: Angela Fujan
Staff from Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (NVR) and Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (VR&E) will work collaboratively in serving veterans who are eligible for both programs prepare for, obtain, and retain employment..
Medical and vocational information will be shared between both agencies when needed.
Both agencies prepare written plans with the veteran. These will be provided to the other agency when needed.
When both agencies and the veteran agree on a plan the Veteran Readiness and Employment Service will pay for many of the services needed.
VR&E will make referrals to VR for assistance with job placement for veterans they are working with. VR&E will provide medical information and a copy of the veteran's written plan. NVR staff will agree to the VR&E/client written plan and proceed with job placement unless there are serious concerns.
US Department of Veterans Affair (VA) - Veteran Readiness and Employment Services (VR&E) provides benefits and services that enable transitioning service members and veterans with service-connected disabilities and an employment barrier, to prepare for, obtain and maintain suitable employment, and to the maximum extent possible, achieve independence in daily living.
Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) referrals to VR for job placement
VR referrals to VR&E
Eligibility requirements are applied without regard to gender, race, age, color, or national origin.
There is no upper or lower age limit that, in and of itself, results in a finding of ineligibility for any person who otherwise meets the basic eligibility criteria.
There is no durational or other residency requirement imposed that excludes from services any person who is present in the State.
Open Case in Two States
An individual may have an active case in two state VR agencies at the same time and both VR agencies would be allowed to record a successful employment outcome. Contact the Program Director for Counseling Services to discuss if you learn a case is open in another state VR agency or if the individual tells you they are going to apply for services from another state VR agency.
Only a non-citizen who is authorized by the U S Department of Homeland Security to work can be served by the agency. See Citizenship section in the Application and Transfer to the Employment Program chapter.
Information on Selected Impairments
Who Can Diagnose
A diagnosis may only be accepted from individuals licensed and/or certified to make a diagnosis.
This is limited to:
VR will accept a diagnosis with the signature of a physician assistant or psychological assistant without the signature of their supervising physician