Independent Living Program (ILP) participants must submit an application
(VA Form 28-1900)
for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services (VR&E), complete
a comprehensive evaluation with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)
who must determine the applicant is entitled to services and that an ILP program
What Is The Independent Living Program?
The Independent Living program is to make sure that each eligible veteran
is able, to the maximum extent possible, to live independently
and participate in family and community life increasing their potential to
return to work. Services may include the following:
- Assistive technology
- Specialized medical, health, and / or rehabilitation services
- Services to address any personal and / or family adjustment issues
- Independent living skills training
- Connection with community-based support services
Who May Qualify For ILP?
Veteran's whose service-connected disabilities are so severe
they are currently unable to purse an employment goal.
How Are ILPs Developed?
When a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) determines that employment goals are not
currently feasible. An evaluation of the veteran's independent living needs
will be conducted. The VRC and veteran will work together to identify
the veteran's needs. Together they will determine services required
to address the identified needs. An individualized Independent Living Program
will be written providing the services necessary to meet the veteran's identified
needs. Referral to specialized rehabilitation facilities and / or for
consultation with other rehabilitation professionals may be necessary in
the development and implementation of a veteran's ILP.
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