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36.4. State Disability Resources

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 282-4536
This is the program that provides individuals with disabilities the services and support necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Disabilities may include either physical, intellectual, mental health, or sensory disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are customized for each individual through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional VR counselors

Disability Finanacial Assistance (DFA)
Ohio's Disability Financial Assistance Program provides a monthly cash benefit to eligible low-income individuals with disabilities who do not meet all the requirements necessary to receive help from other federal and state programs, such as Supplemental Security Income and Ohio Works First. County departments of job and family services determine eligibility based on Ohio Administrative Code rules.


STABLE Accounts
STABLE Accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security. A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid, SSI, or SSDI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal income tax, so long as you spend them on "Qualified Disability Expenses."

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