Kentucky Career Center Office of Vocational Rehabilitation “Understanding Order of Selection” Brochure
Under federal law, if Kentucky does not have enough money to provide vocational rehabilitation services to all eligible persons, The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) must set priorities to serve those with the most significant disabilities. If you are found eligible for OVR services, your counselor assigns you a priority category based on the functional limitations that affect your ability to work. As of July 1, 2016, OVR is only serving category 1.
How does OVR determine my priority category?
A counselor will determine your priority category based on how your ability to work is limited. OVR considers seven major areas of functional limitations in determining your priority category: communication, interpersonal skills, mobility, self-care, self-direction, work skills, and work tolerance.
- Category 1-Eligible individuals who have the most significant disabilities.
- Category 2-Eligible individuals with significant disabilities who have limitations in three (3) major areas of functional limitations.
- Category 3-Eligible individuals with significant disabilities who have limitations in two (2) major areas of functional limitations.
- Category 4-Eligible individuals with significant disabilities who have limitations in one (1) major area of functional limitations.
- Category 5-Eligible individuals with non-significant disabilities
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Workforce Development