Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-306-14a - Availability of comparable services and benefits

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) The Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division:
(1) prior to providing any vocational rehabilitation services to an eligible individual, or to members of the individual's family, except those services listed in subsection (b) of this section, shall determine whether comparable services and benefits exist under any other program and whether those services and benefits are available to the individual;
(2) if comparable services or benefits exist under any other program and are available to the eligible individual at the time needed to achieve the rehabilitation objectives of the individual's IWRP, shall use those comparable services or benefits to meet, in whole or in part, the cost of vocational rehabilitation services; and
(3) if comparable services or benefits exist under any other program, but are not available to the individual at the time needed to satisfy the rehabilitation objectives in the individual's IWRP, shall provide vocational rehabilitation services until those comparable services and benefits become available.
(b) A prior determination of the availability of comparable services and benefits under subsection (a) of this section shall not be required in connection with the provision of any of the following services:
(1) Assessment for determining eligibility and priority for services.
(2) Assessment for determining vocational rehabilitation needs.
(3) Vocational rehabilitation counseling, guidance, and referral services.
(4) Vocational and other training services, such as personal and vocational adjustment training, books (including alternative format books accessible by computer and taped books), tools, and other training materials in accordance with Section 10-306-11a(6) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(5) Placement services.
(6) Rehabilitation technology.
(7) Post-employment services consisting of the services listed under subsections (b)(1) through (6) of this section.
(c) The requirements of subsection (a) of this section also do not apply if:
(1) the determination of the availability of comparable services and benefits under any other program would delay the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to any individual who is determined to be at extreme medical risk, based on medical evidence provided by an appropriate qualified medical professional; or
(2) an immediate job placement would be lost due to a delay in the provision of comparable services and benefits.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-306-14a
Adopted effective November 6, 1998

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