Dear Voc Rehab,
Although my disability was not service connected I utilized my state vocational rehab facilities. After almost two years of getting jerked around I found the Kansas Disiability Rights Center in Topeka. There is no charge to you, and now you have an attorney in help you. I was livid most of the time before I had this team of attornies to asist me. I called the head of the Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation department and asked one question? If you can't help a RN get back to work then I want to know who are you helping! A meeting was held shortly thereafter with my attorney, the man with who decided what VR would be responsible for and his secretary. I walked out of that meeting with a car, computer, books, tuition, scrubs
, and unlimited budget for textbooks, internet access paid for, gas allowance for clinical days, money for new shoes and a watch, CPR for healthcare providers, etc.
Just keep in mind that it took me almost two years before I found theses attorney's. What I want to say is it isn't easy to get them to turn loose with funding especially now, but it is possiable. My final thought is if you get the run around, politely let them know that you are going to the largest newspaper and tell your story...
Keep me posted, I would love to hear how your getting along. If you have any questions drop me a line.
P.S. Don't let them get you down, that is the initial interviewer to frustrate you. Never ever give up! FLTNRSE@gmail.com