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Policies, Rules and Regulations

The federal Rehabilitation Act provides the primary legislative authorization for our programs and services. A large framework made up of several federal and state policies, rules and regulations also provides a governing structure for our work.

VRS Policies

Use our policy database to review vocational rehabilitation services policies.

State Rules

View rules surrounding Minnesota's vocational rehabilitation services.

Federal Regulations

View federal vocational rehabilitation regulations.

Federal Rehab Act

Learn more about the federal legislation that authorizes our programs.

WIOA Limitations on the Use of Subminimum Wage

Subminimum wage (less than the federal minimum wage) is allowable when an employment or day service provider holds a special 14(c) certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The VR program receives 81.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2022, the total amount of grant funds is $53,031,304, which included $8,158,000 in reallotment funds. The required state match for these funds is $14,299,905 (18.3 percent). The state of Minnesota has appropriated $14.3 million to meet the matching requirement.

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