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Your Responsibilities
Eight Steps to Your Roadway for Success. Image of roadway with eight colored signs to represent the eight steps.

Eight Steps to Your Roadway for Success

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Stay in touch with your VR counselor.

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Make sure that VR has your correct contact information (e.g., phone number, address) so they can reach you.

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Give your VR counselor information and records so they can help decide if you are eligible for VR and to plan the services you need to reach your job goal.

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Look for additional sources of funding for your services including: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Ticket to Work (TTW), Medicare, Medicaid, other insurance, public assistance, educational scholarships, grants and other community resources.

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Do not go to any appointment or service unless you are sure that your VR counselor has approved it ahead of time. VR will not pay for any services that are not approved first.

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Choose a job goal with help from your VR counselor. Your VR counselor will help you look at the types of jobs that are available in your area so that you can choose a job goal that leads to being employed.

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Stay actively involved in making your Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). It is based on your choices, needs and interests. Your VR counselor will help you choose a job goal. If your choice changes at any time, discuss it with your VR counselor.

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Be on time for all appointments and follow through with assignments. If you need to reschedule, let your VR counselor’s office know as soon as possible. If you do not keep or change your appointment early, your services may be delayed. Finish the actions you agree to do in your IPE.