Part 3 – TVR Process: Assessment and Eligibility June 4, 2024 at 11:15 am

One of the foundational pieces of the vocational rehabilitation process is vocational assessment. Assessment of applicants to Tribal VR programs is the first step and the most vital link to all successful rehabilitation activities. Tribal VR counselors are assessing applicants and participants throughout the VR process, but there are two distinct phases of assessment. The first phase is focuses on determination of eligibility and the second phase focuses on developing the IPE. The Rehabilitation Act, Sec. 102(a)(6) and 34 CFR 371.1 defines how an applicant is determined eligible for TVR services. Section 102 of the Rehabilitation Act as Amended provide the regulations for eligibility and ineligibility for all individuals who apply to your Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program (TVR). In addition to section 102, TVR’S must follow (34 CFR 371) American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) for eligibility.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the components of assessment with an emphasis on the comprehensive assessment.
2. Identify how to connect assessment to eligibility in the TVR process.
3. Identify the 6 criteria for determining eligibility in a TVR program.


Holland, Seanez
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