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To be determined eligible for services, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have a physical or mental impairment;
  2. Which for you, constitutes a substantial impediment to employment;
  3. You can benefit in terms of an employment outcome; and
  4. You must also require VR services in order to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment.

60-Day Eligibility

Upon submitting your application, DVR has up to 60 days to determine your eligibility. You will, therefore, need to work closely with your counselor to obtain and provide any requested records pertaining to your disability, provide honest and accurate information, and keep all scheduled appointments. All information is confidential.

Applying for Services

Any person with a disability physically present in NM may apply for DVR services. If you are interested, you may call, write, or visit your nearest DVR office and schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.

During the initial interview, the counselor will explain the rehabilitation process and request information about you.  You will be asked to assist in the gathering of information from other agencies and/or individuals needed to determine your eligibility.  Any medical, psychological, or education information that can be brought to the initial interview will serve to facilitate the application process.

Cost of Services

Some services, such as evaluation and counseling, are provided at no charge to clients.  Clients may, however, be asked to share in the cost of other planned services, depending on their financial resources.