Benefits counseling services are a very important part of career decision making for DORS consumers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). DORS recognizes that certified benefits counselors are skilled in helping these consumers determine the effect of working on their benefits and are knowledgeable about the work incentives available to beneficiaries.
DORS approves qualified benefits counselors to provide services to consumers through a fee-for-service model. To obtain approval as a benefits counseling vendor, applicants are required to have completed a training course before submitting the documents below.
The following form should also be submitted with the Benefits Counselor Application Addendum:
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The Vocational Rehabilitation program receives 78.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For Federal fiscal year 2021, the total amount of grant funds awarded was $46,881,489. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs $12,668,382 were funded by State appropriations.