PA OVR Order of Selection

Event Date: 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 


OVR will explain the PA OVR Order of Selection. Under federal law, state vocational rehabilitation programs that do not have sufficient funding or personnel to provide services to everyone who is eligible must set priorities to serve those with the
most significant disabilities. The Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I’s) Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has been operating under this prioritization, called an order of selection, since March 1, 1994. Pennsylvania expects to receive less federal supplemental funding for the vocational rehabilitation program, and requests for services have outpaced available resources. The state must amend the vocational rehabilitation services plan to ensure continuation of services. As a result, OVR temporarily closed the order of selection and created a waiting list for new customers, effective July 1, 2019.

Denise Verchimak, Director of the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (BVRS)

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For more information, contact: Denise Verchimak at or 717-772-3511