Categorized In: Case Services - IPE
Approved Date: April 08, 2022
Owner: Angela Fujan
361.45(b)(2) The individualized plan for employment must be designed to achieve a specific employment outcome, that is selected by the individual consistent with the individual's unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice.
361.45(d)(6) The individualized plan for employment is amended, as necessary, by the individual or, as appropriate, the individual's representative, in collaboration with a representative of the State unit or a qualified vocational rehabilitation counselor (or to the extent determined to be appropriate by the individual), if there are substantive changes in the employment outcome, the vocational rehabilitation services to be provided, or the providers of the vocational rehabilitation services.
361.45(d)(7) Amendments to the individualized plan for employment do not take effect until agreed to and signed by the eligible individual or, as appropriate, the individual's representative and by a qualified vocational rehabilitation counselor employed by the designated State unit.
Terms and Conditions - Thoroughly review the text in this section with the client. It is important the client understands and is in agreement with the conclusions and action to be taken that are outlined in this section.
Provide full consultation to the client and document discussion and decision in the case file. See VRIS Documentation .
If the client does not agree with the amendment or refuses to sign the form:
An Amendment is subject to all the rules governing the IPE development and implementation.
The IPE must be amended when:
In addition an IPE with a projected post school employment outcome with a student with a disability must be amended when:
Required Signatures: A Service Specialist may assist an individual in developing the IPE, but is not authorized to approve the IPE or amendment. The date of approval is the official date to be entered into QE2. See VRIS Required Signatures on VR Documents
Client Assistance Program (CAP): Nebraska VR must provide the CAP information to clients during the application process, when developing the individualized plan for employment, case closure or at any time the client disagrees with a VR final decision.
An IPE Amendment is subject to all the rules governing the IPE development and implementation. See VRIS Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
The client must sign and return the IPE Amendment to amend the IPE in QE2.
When the Employment Outcome/Job Goal changes:
The Employment Outcome being pursued or obtained must match the Employment Outcome on the current IPE. Employment Outcome includes: Projected or Employment Outcome, Supported or Unsupported, Self-Employment and specific job goal/SOC code)
When a Category is Added:
Only when a new category is added, an amendment is required. Services can be added to the existing category without an amendment.
When a Service is Terminated:
Only a specific service Vocational Rehabilitation can no longer support requires an amendment. Services that are not used or completed, do not require an amendment.
Note: Any service that is already in process, cannot be stopped while the client is involved in either mediation or the appeal process. For post-secondary training, making an adjustment for credit hours funded but not completed does not constitute stopping a service.
When a service changes from Community provided to VR provided, or VR provided to Community provided, an amendment is required.