As of 10/1/2017, this manual has been retired. For current policies, procedures, and standards for the Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Division, please refer to the following manuals:

In this manual, references to DARS now refer to TWC. The manual includes both links to public content and links to content available only to staff.

Vocational Rehabilitation Manual 2017 Revision Log

Revision Logs: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

April 2017

Chapter 18: Maintenance Services

The entire chapter was revised to define "normal living expenses," clarify restrictions that apply to the use of maintenance funds, further document fund use tracking, and increase management oversight of one-time and recurring use of maintenance funds.

April Chapter 18 Mark-up

July 2017

Chapter 30: Employment Services

Entire chapter replaced with new, combined content that aligns supported employment processes and procedures between the VR Rehabilitation Services Division (RSD) and the VR Blind Services Division (BSD). This content matches that published in the RSD Rehabilitation Policy Manual Chapter 9: Employment Services, 9.10 Supported Employment.

July 2017 Chapter 30 Markup