The Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Promoting ethical and state of the art
practice in rehabilitation
We are a member organization of professionals working in the field of vocational rehabilitation. Our members are employed in both the public and private sectors (for profit and non-profit). We currently are about two hundred members strong and represent the entire state of Minnesota.
Governmental Affairs Issue statements of 2012
First we would like to Thank the Minnesota House and Senate for providing the full funding match to draw down funding from the Federal level. Without this funding the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program would have been forced to expand the waiting list for services (order of selection). With the funding there is no waiting list and people who are requesting vocational rehabilitation services are successfully obtaining and maintaining employment.
We support a person’s right to choose when they wish to retire without fear of losing their MA-EPD (Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities). We encourage House and Senate members to remove the age limit by supporting SF 0 726 (Sheran district 23) and HF 1014 (Morrow district 23A) which address Medical assistance employed persons with disabilities program modified, asset limitation provisions changed, and money appropriated.
We support HF 2443 (Downey district 41A) with language that addresses unemployment benefits eligibility and duration modified, wage support provided for persons with disabilities, exceptions provided for persons who are starting a business, and money appropriated.
Should you have questions please contact our Governmental Affairs committee chairs:
Doris Illies at 320-632-9291 or Jessica Flack at 612-232-5278
You can learn more about your Legislators by checking out the House and Senate web pages. Both sites have information about them that includes Bills that they have authored and co-authored, a picture, and a brief bio. Here are the web pages:
If you don't know who your State Legislators are go to: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
to find out which district you live in.