Purchasing. Goods and services are subject to DRS established purchasing policies and procedures (see
Chapter 14.1, PURCHASING, Policy 1).
The counselor shall assess the individual’s progress as frequently as necessary but at least every 90 calendar days (per agency mandate) while the case is in Application–T status, and shall document the results of the review in the case record (per 2016
Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.47), and shall justify in a case note the reason why the case must remain in that status.
When the counselor determines that rehabilitation potential exists, a Certificate of Eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation Services is required to continue services (per RSA Manual issued April 19, 1991) and the counselor shall move the case into Eligible status in AWARE and begin to develop the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) with the individual. See
Chapter 4.01, ELIGIBILITY, Policy 1.
The counselor who develops the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) for a Workers Compensation case must meet qualifications in the Workers Compensation Act (see
Chapter 2.1, APPLICATION, Policy 1, Section A1).
When the counselor determines an applicant is eligible for services under a Trial Work Experiences Plan, the individual (or representative, as appropriate) and counselor shall jointly develop a written plan for determining eligibility and for determining the nature and scope of services required to achieve an employment outcome (per 2016
Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.42(d)), using the Application-T screen. The counselor must keep documentation supporting the need for trial work in the case record. For instructions on completing the screen, see AWARE Manual.