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k. 1. The number of individuals in the State who are eligible for services

Current Narrative:

The current population in Indiana, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, is approximately 6.5 million with approximately 62%, of the population of working age (18 through 64), which is over 4 Million individuals. 12.1%, or 484,000 of individuals age 18-64 in Indiana reported a disability in 2017. A total of 38.3% of Hoosiers with disabilities age 18-64 are employed (Von Schrader, S., Lee, C. G. (2017). Disability Statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute (YTI). Retrieved January 2, 2019 from Cornell University Disability Statistics website: www.disabilitystatistics.org.

In summary, 38.3%, or approximately 185,000 individuals with disabilities in Indiana, age 18-64 are employed, and 61.7% or approximately 299,000 individuals who are working age who have a disability in Indiana are not working and potentially could be eligible for VR services. These estimates apply to both FFY2020 and FFY2021 as the 2020 census results are not available at the time of the submission of this state plan.