Puerto Rico [Territory]

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"Rich Port": Where the richness of having a competitive job at a living wage is possible for all people with disabilities.

2017 State Population.
-2.22%
Change from
2016 to 2017
3,337,177
2017 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-4.1%
Change from
2016 to 2017
340,717
2017 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.66%
Change from
2016 to 2017
81,820
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.46%
Change from
2016 to 2017
24.01%
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
-3.59%
Change from
2016 to 2017
52.96%

General

2016 2017
Population. 3,411,307 3,337,177
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 354,695 340,717
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 78,826 81,820
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 929,500 879,100
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 22.22% 24.01%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 54.86% 52.96%
State/National unemployment rate. 12.00% 10.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 47.80% 48.20%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 42.30% 43.40%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 334,810 332,908
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 386,625 380,567
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 493,901 484,751
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 78,542 78,302
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 714,713 708,258
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 1,932 2,194
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,246 N/A
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A
Number of persons of two or more races with disabilities (all ages) 34,831 46,802
Number of persons of some other race alone with disabilities (all ages) 110,983 100,765

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2017
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. N/A
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. N/A
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 156,044

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2017
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 188
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 634
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 1,694
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.10%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 32.50%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 589

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
5,009
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 201
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 204
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,143
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,098
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,082
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 281
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,825
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 181,771
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2016
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 76.27%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.37%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 57.46%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 69.83%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 84.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 12.37%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

Data Not Available

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Legislation have been entered for this state.

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other
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2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

No Training/Capacity Building have been entered for this state.

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

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Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Large Tablet

Snapshot

"Rich Port": Where the richness of having a competitive job at a living wage is possible for all people with disabilities.

2017 State Population.
-2.22%
Change from
2016 to 2017
3,337,177
2017 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-4.1%
Change from
2016 to 2017
340,717
2017 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.66%
Change from
2016 to 2017
81,820
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.46%
Change from
2016 to 2017
24.01%
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
-3.59%
Change from
2016 to 2017
52.96%

State Data

General

2016 2017
Population. 3,411,307 3,337,177
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 354,695 340,717
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 78,826 81,820
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 929,500 879,100
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 22.22% 24.01%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 54.86% 52.96%
State/National unemployment rate. 12.00% 10.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 47.80% 48.20%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 42.30% 43.40%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 334,810 332,908
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 386,625 380,567
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 493,901 484,751
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 78,542 78,302
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 714,713 708,258
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 1,932 2,194
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,246 N/A
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A
Number of persons of two or more races with disabilities (all ages) 34,831 46,802
Number of persons of some other race alone with disabilities (all ages) 110,983 100,765

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2017
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. N/A
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. N/A
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 156,044

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2017
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 188
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 634
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 1,694
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.10%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 32.50%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 589

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
5,009
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 201
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 204
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,143
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,098
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,082
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 281
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,825
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 181,771
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2016
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 76.27%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.37%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 57.46%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 69.83%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 84.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 12.37%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

Data Not Available

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WIOA Profile

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Policies and Initiatives

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Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Legislation have been entered for this state.

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

No Training/Capacity Building have been entered for this state.

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

"Rich Port": Where the richness of having a competitive job at a living wage is possible for all people with disabilities.

2017 State Population.
-2.22%
Change from
2016 to 2017
3,337,177
2017 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-4.1%
Change from
2016 to 2017
340,717
2017 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.66%
Change from
2016 to 2017
81,820
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.46%
Change from
2016 to 2017
24.01%
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
-3.59%
Change from
2016 to 2017
52.96%

State Data

General

2016 2017
Population. 3,411,307 3,337,177
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 354,695 340,717
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 78,826 81,820
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 929,500 879,100
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 22.22% 24.01%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 54.86% 52.96%
State/National unemployment rate. 12.00% 10.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 47.80% 48.20%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 42.30% 43.40%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 334,810 332,908
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 386,625 380,567
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 493,901 484,751
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 78,542 78,302
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 714,713 708,258
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 1,932 2,194
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,246 N/A
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A
Number of persons of two or more races with disabilities (all ages) 34,831 46,802
Number of persons of some other race alone with disabilities (all ages) 110,983 100,765

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2017
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. N/A
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. N/A
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 156,044

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2017
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 188
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 634
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 1,694
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.10%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 32.50%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 589

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
5,009
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 201
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 204
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,143
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,098
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,082
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 281
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,825
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 181,771
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2016
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 76.27%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.37%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 57.46%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 69.83%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 84.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 12.37%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

Data Not Available

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WIOA Profile

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Policies and Initiatives

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8

Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Legislation have been entered for this state.

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

No Training/Capacity Building have been entered for this state.

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Phablet

Snapshot

"Rich Port": Where the richness of having a competitive job at a living wage is possible for all people with disabilities.

2017 State Population.
-2.22%
Change from
2016 to 2017
3,337,177
2017 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-4.1%
Change from
2016 to 2017
340,717
2017 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.66%
Change from
2016 to 2017
81,820
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.46%
Change from
2016 to 2017
24.01%
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
-3.59%
Change from
2016 to 2017
52.96%

State Data

General

2017
Population. 3,337,177
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 340,717
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 81,820
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 879,100
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 24.01%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 52.96%
State/National unemployment rate. 10.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 48.20%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 43.40%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 332,908
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 380,567
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 484,751
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 78,302
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 708,258
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 2,194
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of persons of two or more races with disabilities (all ages) 46,802
Number of persons of some other race alone with disabilities (all ages) 100,765

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2017
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. N/A
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. N/A
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 156,044

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2017
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 188
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 634
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 1,694
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.10%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 32.50%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 589

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
5,009
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 201
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 204
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,143
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,098
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,082
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 281
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,825
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 181,771
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2016
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 76.27%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.37%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 57.46%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 69.83%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 84.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 12.37%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

Data Not Available

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WIOA Profile

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Policies and Initiatives

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8

Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Legislation have been entered for this state.

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

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Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other
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2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

No Training/Capacity Building have been entered for this state.

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

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Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Phone

Snapshot

"Rich Port": Where the richness of having a competitive job at a living wage is possible for all people with disabilities.

2017 State Population.
-2.22%
Change from
2016 to 2017
3,337,177
2017 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-4.1%
Change from
2016 to 2017
340,717
2017 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.66%
Change from
2016 to 2017
81,820
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
7.46%
Change from
2016 to 2017
24.01%
2017 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
-3.59%
Change from
2016 to 2017
52.96%

State Data

General

2017
Population. 3,337,177
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 340,717
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 81,820
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 879,100
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 24.01%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 52.96%
State/National unemployment rate. 10.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 48.20%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 43.40%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 332,908
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 380,567
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 484,751
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 78,302
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 708,258
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 2,194
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of persons of two or more races with disabilities (all ages) 46,802
Number of persons of some other race alone with disabilities (all ages) 100,765

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2017
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. N/A
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. N/A
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 156,044

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2017
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 188
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 634
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 1,694
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.10%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 32.50%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 589

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
5,009
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 201
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 204
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,143
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 2,098
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,082
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 281
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,825
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 181,771
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2016
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 76.27%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 8.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.37%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 57.46%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 69.83%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 84.58%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 12.37%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

Data Not Available

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION OUTCOMES

Data Not Available

 

WIOA Profile

WIOA Profile

 

The material cited below is taken directly from each state’s plan for WIOA implementation. These sections of the state plan were selected because of their relevance to youth and adults with disabilities. However, all programs and services under WIOA must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Policies and Initiatives

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Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Legislation have been entered for this state.

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Supported employment State grants - 03/20/2019

~~“Clarification on the availability of VR services in PR: This measure includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but excludes the four territories because they receive less than $100,000 in SE State Grant funds. The minimum State allotment (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) under the SE State Grants distribution formula is $300,000. So, for example, a minimum allotment for a State whose final grant was $300,000 would need a minimum of 90 supported employment outcomes to pass this measure. Because the cost of services for individuals with a supported employment outcome is supported through both the VR State Grants program and the SE State Grants program, this measure cannot be used to assess the impact of the performance of the SE State Grants program.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Services Offered by the San Juan Regional Office - 01/01/2019

~~“VA’s San Juan Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We offer the following additional services:

Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to applyInformation about VA health care and memorial benefitsOutreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women VeteransPublic affairs”

Systems
  • Other

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 01/01/2019

~~“ARV provides services to people with eligible impairments, so that they can prepare, obtain, retain, or maintain a job.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Disability Accommodation for Veterans - 10/16/2018

~~“USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members convalescing from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.”

Systems
  • Other

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for Puerto Rico for 2017-2019 - 10/01/2016

~~“Persons with disabilities in Puerto Rico achieve greater independence, are empowered and take control of their lives in order to increase their integration, inclusion, equality and access to the services and resources in the community according to the following Goals.Goal 1Persons with disabilities have the necessary independent living services and other complementary services.Goal 2Persons with disabilities exercise control in decision-making and intercede for system changes.Goal 3The community at large knows about the independent living philosophy and services” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences - 10/16/2018

~~“By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.”

Systems
  • Other
Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program) - 03/18/2019

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

No Training/Capacity Building have been entered for this state.

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Medicaid Overview - 01/01/2019

~~“The Medicaid program in Puerto Rico differs from Medicaid programs operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three important ways.

    The Puerto Rico Medicaid delivery system is a subset of the larger public government healthcare delivery system for most of the island’s population. The Puerto Rico Department of Health is the single state agency, and they have a cooperative agreement with the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (PRHIA) also known as Administracion de Seguros Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) which implements and administers island-wide health insurance system. Approximately half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have low incomes and depend upon the public health system for their medical care.    Through Section 1108 of the Social Security Act (SSA), each territory is provided base funding to serve their Medicaid populations. For the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2019, Section 2005 of the Affordable Care Act provided an additional $5.4 billion in Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico.    Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, where the federal government will match all Medicaid expenditures at the appropriate federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) rate for that state, in Puerto Rico, the FMAP is applied until the Medicaid ceiling funds and the Affordable Care Act available funds are exhausted. The statutory FMAP local matching rate increased from 50%/ 50% to 55% federal /45% local, effective July 1, 2011. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 there is a temporary 2.2% FMAP increase for all Medicaid enrollees, bringing Puerto Rico’s FMAP to 57.2%.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies