Today, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) announced the release of an Application for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services that must be submitted by all providers in order to serve VR Consumers after June 30, 2015.
As noted in a previous communication, the Purchase of Service Agreements (POSA) that are currently used by BRS to contract for Employment Services are being replaced by Provider Agreements that will take effect on July 1, 2015. In order to qualify for a Provider Agreement, the Application (which may be accessed here) must be completed and submitted no later that Friday, February 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (EST).
Please note that existing POSAs will remain in effect until June 30, 2015.
INARF continues to work with BRS in the final development of the "Hybrid Model" to ensure an effective and sustainable VR Services program. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact your INARF office.