Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

Located in:

m. 1. A. The order to be followed in selecting eligible individuals to be provided VR services

Current Narrative:

Order of Selection Priority Category Description

Individuals with Most Significant Disabilities (Priority Category 1)

An eligible individual with a disability which:

  1. Seriously limits three or more functional capacities in terms of an employment outcome;
  2. Requires three or more primary services;
  3. Requires services which must be provided over an extended period of time (at least 12 months); and
  4. Requires services that are not likely to be corrected through surgical intervention and/or other treatment modes.

Individuals with Significant Disabilities (Priority Category 2)

An eligible individual with a disability which:

  1. Seriously limits one or two functional capacities, in terms of an employment outcome;
  2. Requires two or more primary services;
  3. Requires services which must be provided over an extended period of time (at least six months); OR
  4. The individual is a recipient of Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as a result of disability or blindness.

Other Eligible Individuals (Priority Category 3)

An eligible individual with a disability which:

  1. Limits one or more major life’s activities; and/or
  2. Services are expected to last less than six months.

The OOS remains in effect statewide and does not select one type of disability over another. The OOS is not established based on age, sex, marital status, religion, race, color, national origin, or political affiliation, and is not based on the vocational goal of the individual with a disability. Elements that relate to the significance of disability are the only factors used in OOS.