The Department of Services for the Blind anticipates we will not have adequate dollars to serve every eligible individual who will apply for services in the coming federal fiscal year.
For some historical background, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 effectively cut the vocational rehabilitation adult services budget to 85% of what it had been. The decreased budget - along with rising costs - have resulted in fiscal projections that show we will no longer be able to serve every eligible person who requests services in FFY 2019. In order to meet our obligations for all eligible individuals who are in planned services, we will need to create a wait list for newly eligible individuals.
The Department of Services for the Blind will implement an Order of Selection on October 1, 2018. Please review the information below to learn more about Order of Selection and how it may affect Washingtonians with visual impairments seeking DSB Vocational Rehabilitation services.
Learn more about DSB's Order of Selection: