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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:


    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • h. Interagency Cooperation

      Describe how the designated State unit will collaborate with the State agency responsible for administering each of the following programs to develop opportunities for competitive integrated employment, to the greatest extent practicable:

h. 1. The State Medicaid plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act;

Current Narrative:

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (H&W) maintains all related programs in the state including the state Medicaid program, the state Developmental Disabilities Program, and the state Mental Health program. Under Medicaid H&W operates the Idaho Home and Community Based Services project.

Since IDVR manages the SE program for both state units, they oversee the development of policies and procedures for the program.

IDVR has collaboratively developed a draft agreement with H&W as it relates to Title XIX of the Social Security Act.

ICBVI participates in H&W sponsored trainings to support the VR staff on Medicaid services and benefits.  This training enables VR staff to assist clients and families identify how those services can support success in an employment outcome.