TN 37 (05-15)
DI 28001.040 Cases with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Involvement (301 Cases)
Section 301 of the Social Security Disability Amendments of 1980, P.L. 96-265, provides that in certain disability cases in which disability ceases in December 1980, or thereafter, payment may continue after the physical and mental disability ceases, and if the beneficiary/recipient is participating in an approved Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.
In addition to payments to the beneficiary/recipient and any auxiliaries, hospital insurance benefits, State services, Medicaid, and State supplementation, when applicable, will continue until the objective of the VR program is reached or the beneficiary stops participating. This provision is applicable to disability insurance benefit (DIB), disabled widow(er) benefit (DWB), childhood disability benefit (CDB) beneficiaries, career railroad workers or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) annuitants, and Title XVI recipients except blind recipients.
For procedures involving cases with participation in a VR or similar program, see DI 14510.000.