Disability Services

L&I Resources for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
     
    OVR provides comprehensive services to assist Pennsylvanians with Disabilities to get or keep a job.
     
    • Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (BVRS)
       
      BVRS assists Pennsylvanians who have hearing, physical, learning, cognitive, metabolic, mood and behavioral impairments gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.
       
    • Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS)
       
      BBVS assists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.
       
    • Hiram G. Andrews Center (HGAC)
       
      HGAC offers quality individualized post-secondary education at the Commonwealth Technical Institute, which provides career opportunities and independent life skills.
       
    • The Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
       
      ODHH provides information, referral and advocacy to adults and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their employers, relatives, friends, physicians, lawyers and counselors.
       
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    The Bureau of Disability Determination determines whether applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits have a disability under the Social Security Law.
     
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    If you are unable to work because of a job injury or a work related illness, Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act provides for your medical expenses and wage-loss compensation benefits until you are able to go back to work.
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