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Under what conditions does DVR provide a vehicle?

(1) DVR provides a vehicle as a transportation service only in exceptional circumstances to support another VR service on the IPE and must be approved by the director or his or her designee.
(2) A vehicle issued to you remains the property of DVR until you achieve an employment outcome that requires the vehicle and you maintain the employment for at least ninety days.
(3) The director or his or her designee approves the purchase of a vehicle only if:
(a) A DVR counselor determines, based on disability-related documentation that your disability is stable or slowly progressive, and is not likely to impair your ability to drive in the future;
(b) You and a DVR counselor agree it is a necessary service under your individualized plan for employment (IPE) because:
(i) No other transportation options are available and it is not feasible for you to relocate to live closer to employment or other transportation options; or
(ii) A vehicle is required as a condition of employment.
(c) You do not have a vehicle or your vehicle cannot be modified or repaired to the extent that you can drive it.
(4) Prior to issuing a vehicle to you, you must submit the following documents to DVR and you must agree to provide ongoing verification upon request of a DVR counselor:
(a) A copy of your current, valid driver's license;
(b) A copy of your driving record disclosing any moving violations and indicating no criminal convictions related to driving a vehicle;
(c) A copy of your motor vehicle insurance coverage with the following minimum coverage and conditions:
(i) Liability in the amount of fifty thousand dollars/one hundred thousand dollars/fifty thousand dollars;
(ii) Uninsured motorist in the amount of fifty thousand dollars/one hundred thousand dollars/fifty thousand dollars;
(iii) Personal injury in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars;
(iv) Replacement cost of the vehicle, including special equipment and modifications, if applicable;
(v) DVR is listed as the lien holder; and
(vi) All drivers who use the vehicle are listed on the policy.
(d) You have signed a written agreement with your DVR counselor that outlines how you will pay for vehicle maintenance and repair, as this is a requirement for subsequent ownership of the vehicle;
(e) You have signed an agreement to return the vehicle to DVR upon request as long as DVR owns the vehicle.
(5) Before DVR transfers ownership of a vehicle to you, you must submit documentation to verify:
(a) You are the registered owner of the vehicle;
(b) The vehicle is insured to cover the cost of replacement for loss or damage at the time ownership is transferred.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, ยง 388-891-0770, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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