VR is proud to be a national leader in the public vocational rehabilitation program
VR clients become tax-payers instead of tax consumers when they become employed, reducing their reliance on government disability benefits.
Many receive health insurance coverage through their new jobs and no longer rely on Medicaid.
A great return on investment
Competitively employed clients pay about $4 in taxes for every $1 spent on their rehabilitation.
Employed clients repay the cost of their vocational rehabilitation in less than 6 years. That’s a 19 percent annual rate of return on taxpayer investment.
* Since rehabilitation is a continuous process that often takes a period of years, SCVRD serves some of the same clients in successive years.
By the numbers
VR prides itself on being a good steward of its public funding. The department ranks at or near the top nationally in many vocational rehabilitation service categories. We’re proud that the department’s efficiency and effectiveness are a national model for VR agencies.
Employment per 100,000
VR rehabilitates more citizens with disabilities into employment per 100,000 population than any other state in the Southeast (VR Ranks 6th nationally).
Cost per client served
VR’s integrated service delivery system helps us achieve one of the nation’s best cost-efficiency levels (VR is much lower than national and regional averages).
Cost per outcome
VR’s integrated service delivery system helps us achieve one of the nation’s best cost-efficiency levels (VR ranks 7th nationally)..
These figures are from 2013, the latest year for which national figures are available.