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12.5.3 VVRS assistance with aids, appliances and workplace modifications

This topic relates to section 4.3 of the VVRS Instrument.

The Rehabilitation Service Provider will be expected to explore opportunities within the workplace for the employer to provide aids, appliances and workplace modifications before making a recommendation for these to be provided under the VVRS. This could involve a cost sharing arrangement with an employer.

The provision of the grant must adhere to the cost effectiveness for the VVRS.

12.2.2 Vocational rehabilitation program

This topic relates to section 2.2 of the VVRS Instrument.

Approval of a vocational rehabilitation program

Section 2.2.2 in the VVRS Instrument should be considered in its entirety before final approval is given. Approval should be based on responses to each of the items listed under section 2.2.2 and a final decision made on the total responses provided, not on isolated items from the list.

12.5.2 VVRS assistance for transport and accommodation

This topic relates to section 4.2 of the VVRS Instrument.

Note: This assistance is only available to the veteran.

Grant may be made in special circumstances

Accommodation assistance will generally only be available to veterans in rural and remote areas who need to travel to another population centre while undertaking vocational rehabilitation or for the purposes of assessments or meetings with Rehabilitation Service Providers associated with participation in the VVRS.

12.5.1 Other assistance available under Chapter 4 in the VVRS Instrument

This topic relates to section 4.1 of the VVRS Instrument.

Availability of other VVRS assistance

Veterans participating in an approved program may receive other assistance under this Scheme. Chapter 4 in the VVRS Instrument provides the rules for such other assistance and the criteria by which applications for assistance are assessed.

12.1.4 Information to be obtained by Secretary

This topic relates to section 1.4 of the VVRS Instrument.

Assessment of a veteran for participation in the VVRS

VVRS rehabilitation services are provided on the basis of assessed need and are subject to the likelihood of a veteran obtaining suitable and sustainable employment. Applicants are required by legislation to undergo an initial assessment before any assistance is provided under the Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS).