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How does DVR determine if I am eligible?

(1) A DVR counselor reviews and assesses information and records about the current status of your disability and determines whether you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in WAC 388-891-1000. A DVR counselor bases the determination on observations, education records, medical records, information provided by you or your family, and information provided by other agencies or professionals.
(a) If information or records are not current, not available, or not sufficient for a DVR Counselor to determine if you are eligible, DVR provides the assessment services necessary to get the information needed to make a decision.
(b) VR services used to collect additional information and records to determine eligibility can include trial work, assistive technology, personal assistant services, or any other support services necessary to determine if you are eligible.
(c) DVR assists you to make informed choices in the decisions related to assessment services needed to make an eligibility determination.
(d) If you refuse to provide or consent to the release of records or if you refuse to participate in VR services necessary to obtain information required to make an eligibility determination your VR case service record is closed.
(2) If you receive Social Security benefits under Title II or Title XVI of the Social Security Act and you are capable of working after receiving VR services, DVR determines you are eligible upon verification of benefits.
(a) If you cannot provide appropriate evidence, such as an award letter or other type of verification, DVR may request the verification for you, with your consent.
(b) DVR makes maximum efforts to obtain the verification in a reasonable period of time and to determine eligibility within sixty days from the date you complete the application requirements.
[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 388-891-1005, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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