The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (work) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s), that can be expected to result in death or that have lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.
At the state level, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs. This New Jersey division also offers assistance to people with disabilities who are having problems keeping their jobs. DVRS is staffed by experienced rehabilitation counselors who provide valuable services to people who, as a result of physical, learning, mental, or emotional difficulties, need assistance obtaining or maintaining employment. Learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation Services in New Jersey.
If you have a documented disability and your disability prevents you from getting or keeping a job, contact the Bergen County Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) for assistance.
The New Jersey Division of Disability Services focuses on serving people who have become disabled as adults, whether through illness or injury. Such conditions are also called late-onset disabilities. It is estimated that one in five people – about 1.75 million New Jerseyans – has a disability that may limit his or her physical or cognitive function. Learn more about the services this division offers to people with disabilities.
Additional Resources for People with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Labor: DisAbility Online: Provides up-to-date information on various training and employment programs that have been developed to assist people with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Labor: Employment and Training Resources: Provides links to organizations that offer employment and training assistance to people with disabilities.