ORDER OF SELECTION FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
When the department does not have enough funds to serve all applicants who are deemed eligible for our services, the federal government requires that we use an Order Of Selection process. DOR must serve people with the most significant disabilities first. Placing you in a priority category, provides a fair way to serve all applicants in the correct order.
All those in the "most significantly disabled" category will be served first, followed by everyone in the "significantly disabled" category and then the "disabled category."
Within each category, we serve people according to date of application. The person who applies first is served first, the person who applies second is served next, etc., until everyone in that category has been served.
If the DOR does not have enough funds to serve your category, you will be placed on a waiting list until your turn comes. If you are on the waiting list, we will send you a letter every 90 days to tell you which category we are currently serving. As soon as we are able to serve your category, we will let you know. You will then be served in order of the date you submitted your application.
Declarations Of Order Of Selection For Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Effective JULY 1, 2018)
Whereas, on August 18, 1995, the Department of Rehabilitation (Department) first declared that the Department was under Order of Selection for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and determined that no priority categories could then be served, and,
Whereas, on June 19, 2017, as the Department’s Director, I declared that projected resources were not adequate to serve all individuals in priority categories defined in California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7053; and that effective July 1, 2017, resources were adequate to serve individuals in Priority Category One and Priority Category Two who apply on or before June 30, 2018, and individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2017, including individuals who were on the Waiting List at that time, and,
Whereas, the Department has since reviewed projected resources and projected costs for state fiscal year 2018-19, which starts July 1, 2018, and ends June 30, 2019, as provided by California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7052(a), and determined that projected resources are inadequate to meet all the projected costs for state fiscal year 2018-19; projected resources remain sufficient only to continue to serve eligible individuals with the most significant disabilities, Priority Category One, who apply on or before June 30, 2019, individuals with significant disabilities, Priority Category Two, who apply on or before June 30, 2019, and, all other eligible individuals with disabilities, Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2017 and have not withdrawn their application or been removed from the Waiting List due to failure to confirm continued interest in receiving vocational rehabilitation services.
Now, therefore, I, Joe Xavier, Director of the Department, declare that effective July 1, 2018, the Department shall serve individuals in Priority Category One and Priority Category Two who apply on or before June 30, 2019, and Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2017, including individuals who are on the Waiting List.
Dated: June 27, 2018
Original signed by Director