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WAC 388-891A-0912

What are the factors that a DVR counselor considers in determining whether to support an employment outcome in self-employment?

In addition to WAC 388-891A-0911, 388-891A-1185, 388-891A-1186, 388-891A-1195, and 388-891A-1196, the DVR counselor considers the following when determining whether to support an employment outcome in self-employment:
(1) The results of the feasibility study for your proposed self-employment outcome;
(2) Your ability to maintain and retain a self-employment business, including, but not limited to your:
(a) Disability-related issues or concerns;
(b) Barriers to employment and how self-employment addresses these barriers;
(c) Strengths and interpersonal skills;
(d) Resources, including financial resources;
(e) Money management skills;
(f) Credit history, including bankruptcy;
(g) Overdue child support;
(h) Tax or debt issues;
(i) Other legal proceedings;
(j) Long-term supports, if supported employment is required; and
(k) Income needs.
(3) You must have resolved bankruptcy or other legal proceedings, overdue child support, and overdue taxes prior to the development of an individualized plan for employment (IPE) with self-employment as the employment outcome. DVR does not assist with the payment of court fees, attorney fees, fines, or penalties related to illegal acts that result from any civil or criminal legal proceedings or related matters.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020(8) and 34 C.F.R., Parts 361, 363, 397. WSR 18-12-035, ยง 388-891A-0912, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/30/18.]
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