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Each year, the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) helps hundreds of Alaskans with disabilities prepare for, get and keep good jobs. If you want to work or keep working and have a physical, intellectual or mental condition that makes this hard, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services.

A vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselor helps eligible Alaskans choose their job goals, the services they need to reach those goals and the providers of those services.You may qualify if you have trouble finding or keeping a job because of a physical, mental or intellectual condition.

Free Services

  • Medical exam to see if you qualify and to help plan your career.
  • Counseling, especially about disability issues that affect you.
  • Help choosing the job goal that’s right for you.
  • Referral to other agencies that can help you.
  • Tests and other tools to better understand your talents, etc.
  • On-the-job training with a real employer while you work.
  • A short-term job try-out called a “Community Assessment.”
  • Training designed for you, to help you adjust to working.
  • Job search and placement services.
  • Interpreter, reader, and tutoring services.

Services You May Help Pay For

  • All training (except on-the-job training)
  • Books, training supplies, tools, equipment (including computers), and other supplies.
  • Living expenses, see your counselor for details.
  • Transportation (getting from place to place).
  • Medical care and therapy.
  • Self-employment.
  • Devices that help with your disability.
  • Services to family members.
  • Work licenses.
  • Any other goods or services.