TN 10 (04-09)
DI 26510.040 Completing Item 21 (Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)) on the SSA-831
It is no longer necessary to code Item 21 Vocational Rehabilitation (VR ACTION) on Disability Determination and Transmittal Form SSA-831. The Ticket to Work Program (see Ticket to Work, DI 55000.000) eliminated the need for DDS vocational referral screening. Ticket to Work procedures instructs the DDSs not to refer cases for vocational rehabilitation.
The National Disability Determination Services System (NDDSS) was changed to preclude the entry of VR referral coding with the exception of “N” (Not referred for Vocational Rehabilitation), and “C” (Child Claimant Referred to State Agency Responsible for Administering the Title V Agency Program in the State). Neither of these codes is shown on Form SSA-831. The NDDSS will insert the code, “N” on the database and display it on a query response if the VOC field is left blank.