Resources

GVRA Programs:

Business Enterprise Program (BEP)

20 USC §107 et seq.

The federal enabling statute is the Randolph-Sheppard Act.

34 CFR Part 395 
The federal regulations Implementing the Randolph-Sheppard Act.

O.C.G.A. TITLE 49 Chapter 9
The Georgia law addressing the Business Enterprise Program.

 

Disability Adjudication Service (DAS)

DAS works with the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) to make disability determinations for two programs administered by the SSA:  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for workers who pay FICA taxes, and  Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a disability financial needs program.

Both SSDI and SSI are defined in the Social Security Act.  SSDI is at Subchapter/Title II of the Act (42 USC §§401 – 433); and SSI is at Subchapter/Title XVI of the Act (42 USC §§ 1381 – 1385).  The Social Security Act is available at the Social Security Administration website:  Social Security Administration website.

SSDI

SSI (NOTE: Scroll to the middle of the page, and you will see SUBCHAPTER XVI)

 

Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB)

GIB was created by state law in 1944 to provide access to the federal Javits-Wagner Act passed in 1938 to create a program through which federal agencies purchased items manufactured by individuals who were blind or legally blind.  In 1971, the law was expanded to include individuals with other significant disabilities and renamed the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act.

The Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act
The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act is codified at Chapter 85 of Title 41 of the United States Code, or 41 USC §§ 8501-8506. 

Ability One
The current Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act is also posted at Ability One where voice output is available:  Ability One

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=7d9845fa8f51e4334b64fb0b28cac02c&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title41/41cfrv1_02.tpl

Federal regulations that explain the Act are at 41 CFR Part 51.  http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=7d9845fa8f51e4334b64fb0b28cac02c&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title41/41cfrv1_02.tpl

The regulations are also available at Ability One, where voice output is available.  http://www.abilityone.gov/laws_and_regulations/code.html

The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled operates as the U.S. AbilityOne CommissionTMAbilityOne is at http://www.jwod.gov/index.html

The State Use Council law, at OCGA Title 50, Chapter 5, Article 3, Part 5, or OCGA §§ 50-5-135 – 138, created a Georgia organization analogous the federal Committee, the Georgia Enterprises for Products and Services. 

The Georgia law regarding GIB is available by clicking on the home page, click on the ‘+’ to the left of ‘Title 50’, then click on ‘+’ to the left of ‘Chapter 5’; then click on the ‘+’ to the left of ‘Article 3’; then click on the ‘+’ to the left of ‘Part 5 State Use Council’.

Georgia law addressing Georgia Industries for the Blind is at OCGA §30-2-1--9

 

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (RWSIR)

RWSIR is addressed in Georgia law at OCGA §49-9-1 et seq.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

The US Department of Education website has an undated, but cleanly formatted, copy, at:http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/narrative.html  At website, click on ‘The Rehab Act’.

Chapter 16 of the Rehabilitation Act, which includes provisions regarding VR as well as other Rehabilitation programs, is available also at:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title29/pdf/USCODE-2011-title29-chap16.pdf (PDF file); and,

http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/29C16.txt (Text file).

VR complies, as well, with EDGAR, the Education Department General Administrative Regulations:  http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edgar.html

Georgia law addresses the VR Program at OCGA §49-9-1 et seqLINK to actual doc.

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is created pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act, at 29 USC 732, to assist applicants for and clients of the VR program.  Implementing federal regulations are at 34 CFR Part 395.  Since 2001, funds for the Georgia CAP have been provided to the Office of the Governor in Georgia.