NEW! Prospective client orientation launching online
Every Wednesday, you will have two new opportunities to learn more about GVRA. Find additional info here: https://gvs.georgia.gov/press-releases/2021-09-15/gvra-rolls-out-virtua…
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.
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.
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.
The current Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act is also posted at Ability One where voice output is available.
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,
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 seq.
Services are codified in 34 CFR 361.
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. Client Assistance Program Website