Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.7 - Case finding and intake

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

The DSU seeks to locate all disabled individuals of employable age who desire to be employed full- or part-time and may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. To that end, referrals are accepted from all sources, and the DSU has established working relationships with public and private agencies in the areas of health, welfare, compensation, education, employment, rehabilitation, and other related services.

(1) All new cases, whether referred to a local worker or to the division, are checked for previous information and are acknowledged promptly by letter or a personal call. Individuals with the most significant disabilities who are working at subminimum wage in a non-integrated setting are provided information about competitive integrated employment and support from the DSU, once known to the DSU, by qualified personnel and partners with the goal of assisting said individuals to pursue competitive integrated employment.
(2) Referral for services from other programs. The DSU will refer applicants or eligible individuals to appropriate programs and service providers best suited to address the specific rehabilitation, independent living and employment needs of the individual with a disability. The DSU will also inform individuals with disabilities concerning the availability of employment options and vocational rehabilitation services to assist the individuals to achieve an appropriate employment outcome. The DSU will inform individuals who are in an extended employment setting that vocational rehabilitation services may be provided to them for purposes of training or to otherwise prepare them for employment using appropriate services to achieve employment in an integrated setting. The DSU will inform those who decide against pursuit of employment that services may be requested at a later date if, at that time, they choose to pursue an employment outcome. The DSU will refer the individual to a benefits planner in order that the individual will learn about work incentives. An appropriate referral is generally to federal or state programs, and to other programs carried out by other workforce development systems, that are best suited to address the specific employment needs. The DSU will provide the individual:
a. A notice of the referral;
b. Information identifying a specific point of contact at the agency to which the individual is referred;
c. Information and advice on the referral regarding the most suitable services to assist the individual.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.7
Amended by IAB December 10, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 12, effective 1/14/2015 Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 1/11/2017

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