On September 1, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services posted the following update concerning uncompensated employment outcomes:
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires that all employment outcomes with Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) meet the definition of competitive, integrated employment or supported employment. Therefore, uncompensated employment outcomes such as homemaker and unpaid family worker are no longer considered valid employment outcomes in accordance with 34 CFR 361.5(c)(15). Vocational rehabilitation counselors will not initiate any new individualized plans for employment (IPE) with an uncompensated employment outcome. VR will continue to provide services to eligible individuals as outlined on current IPE’s with uncompensated employment outcomes and must complete services and close these cases by June 30, 2017.
The Resource Directory in the bulletin lists Federal, State, and local programs and providers that may offer services and supports that would meet the needs of an individual who chooses to pursue an uncompensated employment outcome.
We hope this information was helpful. If you have questions or need additional information, contact the INARF office.