New Hampshire Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy Manual

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation agency assists eligible individuals with physical and mental impairments to achieve or maintain employment. Employment means entering or retaining full-time employment, or part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market (including supported employment), the practice of a profession, self-employment, homemaking, farm or family work (including work for which payment is in kind rather than in cash), telecommuting, home-based employment, or other gainful work. The VR process is based upon an Individualized Plan for Employment which is oriented to the achievement of a suitable employment outcome.

 A suitable employment outcome is one which will enable a person with a disability to secure employment that is consistent with his or her unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice. Services provided to individuals with disabilities must be necessary to overcome the vocational impediment and must be provided in a cost effective manner, utilizing comparable benefits whenever practicable. Reasonable accommodation will be made for all applicants to maximize each person's access to services that will enable the individual to achieve an employment outcome.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Self-Employment
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