- Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Combined or General)
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan  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:
 Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA
m. 1. C. The service and outcome goals
VR has continued to serve all eligible individuals who were receiving services under an approved IPE prior to implementation of the order of selection on August 1, 2017, and some of those individuals remain in services to date. Based on review of data on the number of individuals served in each category in FFY19, the number of individuals projected to be served annually in each priority category in FFY20 and FFY21, as well as the number of individuals projected to achieve their vocational outcomes based on current employment rate, are as follows:
- *Priority category 1: 11,600 Individuals with a Most Significant Disability (MSD) are projected to be served annually
- **5,000 individuals served during FFY20-21 with a MSD are projected to achieve their employment goals.
- *Priority category 2: 2,300 individuals with a Significant Disability (SD) are projected to be served annually. This number represents individuals who had an IPE in place prior to implementation of the Order of Selection as well as individuals who may be released from delayed status during the next two fiscal years.
- **1,150 individuals during FFY20-21 with a SD are projected to achieve their employment goals
- *Priority category 3: 100 individuals with a Non-Significant Disability (NSD) are projected to be served annually. This number represents individuals who had an IPE in place prior to implementation of the Order of Selection.
- **75 individuals during FFY20-21 with a NSD are projected to achieve their employment goals
*Many individuals served in FY21 will continue to be served in FY22, in addition to newly eligible individuals who are prioritized for services. Adding annual number served for FY21 to annual number served for FY22 will result in a duplicated client count.
**The number of individuals projected to achieve their employment goals does not reflect the number of placements in one FFY, as the average time to achieve successful rehabilitation is 24.8 months from IPE. All Individuals projected to achieve employment may not achieve their goal by the end of FFY22 as the average time to achieve exit with employment after IPE is about two years, with some individuals taking longer to achieve employment such as those completing postsecondary education.