The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence. We recognize and respect the contribution of all individuals as a necessary and vital part of a productive society.
- To assist Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.
- We value the rights, merit and dignity of all persons with disabilities and the opportunity to pursue employment as an important aspect of a full and meaningful life.
- We value all staff, their individual talents, unique abilities and contributions to the agency’s mission.
- We value collaborative efforts and partnerships which support the agency’s mission.
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Office of Vocational
500 Mero Street
4th Floor NE
Frankfort, KY 40601
of Vocational Rehabilitation to hold public hearings in 2019
Ky. (Oct. 18, 2019) — The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation has scheduled six
public hearings to allow consumers and other interested individuals an
opportunity to comment on the annual revisions to the Combined State Plan for
Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supported Employment for 2020.
public hearings are scheduled as follows:
Louisville: 4:00 -- 6:00 p.m. (EST), November 4, Charles
W. McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40242
Thelma: 4:00 -- 6:00 p.m. (EST), November 6, Carl D.
Perkins Vocational Training Center, 5659 Main Street, Thelma, KY 41260-8609
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (EST), November 12, Kentucky Career Center, 1324 Madison
Avenue, Covington, KY 41011
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (CST), November 13, Kentucky Career Center, 3108 Fairview
Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (EST), November 14, Kentucky Career Center, 412 Roy Campbell
Drive, Hazard, KY 41701
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (EST), November 19, Lexington Public Library (Beaumont
Branch), 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY 40513
may be submitted by mail to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, 275 E.
Main St., Mail Drop 2-EK, Frankfort, KY 40621, via e-mail to ChrisJ.Sheetinger@ky.gov, via fax at 502-564-6745, or by phone at
(502)782-3458. All comments should be
submitted by November 30, 2019.
accommodations for a disability are required for participation at a public
hearing, please call (502) 782-3458 by October 31, 2019.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation assists Kentuckians with disabilities to
achieve gainful employment and independence. For more information about our
services, visit www.kcc.ky.gov.
2020 State Plan Draft Attachments for Public Review
Agreements with Agencies Not Carrying Out Activities Under the Statewide
Workforce Development System
D. Coordination with Education Officials
E. Cooperative Agreements with Private Nonprofit Organizations
F. Arrangements and Cooperative Agreements for the provision of Supported Employment Services
H. Interagency Cooperation
N. Goals and Plans for the Distribution for Title VI, Part B Funds
Q. Quality, Scope, and Extent of Supported Employment Services
Announcements & Helpful Resources
Effective Monday, February 18, 2019 individuals on the waiting list in Priority Category Two will be moved to eligible status. They will be provided the necessary rehabilitation services to meet their individual vocational goals. Category Two will be opened at this time and remain open.
Category One and Two will remain open until further notice. This means any new applicants will not be placed on a waiting list unless they meet the criteria for Priority Category Three and Four. Thank you. If you have any questions you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com via email or call the main office at 502-564-4440.
Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network Advisory Board Seeks New Council Members
KATS Network is currently accepting applications from Individuals with Disabilities who use Assistive Technology, their Family Members, or Authorized Representatives.
If you are interested in applying to serve on the KATS Network Advisory Council to help provide guidance to the State on increasing the awareness and acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) to the thousands of Kentuckians with disabilities who use or need AT, please contact us at (800) 327-5287. You can also visit our Advisory Council
page for additional information.
Or, you may submit your application and resume directly to us by mail or email to JamesA.Brown@ky.gov. Please also review the Advisory Council's purpose and composition statement. The application and Advisory Council purpose and composition statement are available on the KATS Network website.
Disability Benefits 101 Calculator
We’re pleased to announce the release of the new Kentucky Disability Benefits 101 site to the public.
You can visit KY DB101 today to explore the new features, tools, and calculators and browse the content: https://ky.db101.org/
- Information: Learn about benefits program and rules around work. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Find out how to avoid common pitfalls.
- Calculators: Get results tailored just for you that helps you plan and set goals for work. Get tips for success for your individual situation.
- Experts: Find answers to your questions. Connect to community resources. Get help understanding your next steps. DB101’s Talk to an Expert connects you to a real person who can help with your situation.
If you find something you don’t understand or that appears to be incorrect, please use the Give Feedback link appearing in the right sidebar of each page, to tell us what you saw and what you expected to see instead. We’ll keep a close eye on the feedback.
Many thanks for your help spreading the word about KY DB101!
-The Disability Benefits 101 Core Team
If you are a current consumer and have questions or concerns regarding the services you are receiving, please contact the branch manager at your local district office