Public meetings

Comments sought on amendments to the Vocational Rehabilitation Portion of the WV Unified State Plan for Program Years 2020-2023, focusing on the Order of Selection

The Division will hold a virtual public meeting to allow for public input on the following changes to its Order of Selection, as directed by the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration:

  • DRS will open Categories 2 (individuals with significant disabilities) and 3 (individuals with non-significant disabilities) under its Order of Selection, allowing the agency to serve all eligible individuals with disabilities.
  • DRS is revising its three Order of Selection category definitions, as directed by the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration.

To participate by computer, tablet or smartphone, join the Zoom Meeting using this link.

To participate by telephone, dial one of the numbers below
1-646-876-9923
1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 991 7431 9576
Passcode: 213098

Topic: Virtual Public Meeting
Date December 22, 2020
Time: 5 PM – 6 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Division will accept comments on the changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation Portion of the WV Unified State Plan through January 15, 2021.
Written or emailed comments must be received no later than January 15, 2021.

Mail: West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Administrative Offices
State Capitol PO Box 508902
Charleston, WV 25305
Attention: Joseph Hampton
FAX:

304-558-1474

Email: Joseph Hampton

Questions may be directed to Joseph Hampton at 1-800-642-8207 or 304-356-2093.

Notice of Public Comment Period

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services is seeking public input on proposed revisions to the Legislative Rule – Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Act Board (§198 CSR 1). You may view the proposed revisions here. Changes are indicated using strikethroughs and underscores.

Comments will be accepted until 12 p.m. (noon) on August 26, 2020.

Comments may be submitted by mail, by fax or by email.

Mail: Tracy Carr
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
State Capitol PO Box 508902
Charleston, WV 25305
FAX:

304-558-1474

Email: Tracy Carr

Comments sought on change to Order of Selection

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services hosted a virtual public meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. on June 1, 2020 to allow for public input on a change to its Order of Selection:

The Division will accept comments on the change to its Order of Selection through June 22, 2020. Written or emailed comments must be received no later than June 22, 2020.

Email: Joseph Hampton
Mail: West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Administrative Offices
107 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Attention: Joseph Hampton
FAX:

304-558-1474

Questions may be directed to Joseph Hampton at 800-642-8207 or 304-356-2093.

DRS responds to comments on Draft VR section of Unified State Plan

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) sought public input on the draft Vocational Rehabilitation Portion of West Virginia’s Unified State Plan for Program Years 2020-2023.

A summary of the comments DRS received and responses to those public comments is available here. The draft Unified State Plan will be submitted for approval to the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education in March 2020, with final approval occurring by July 1, 2020.

Prior announcements of public meetings are archived here.