Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)


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General Information
Description of ProgramThe Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test.
LocationLuzerne
Geographic AreaBradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
TerritoryBradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Intake ProcedureTelephone or walk in.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Open to General Public, 8:00am to 3:00pm
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1300 G Laird Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipWilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Main Phone570-826-2011
TDD Phone570-826-2023
Other Phone800-634-2060
Web Addresshttp://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
This Program: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)
Affiliated Services: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)-Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry