State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Reimbursements

Social Security Administers a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Reimbursement Program to assist beneficiaries with disabilities to work.  Under this program, Social Security pays State VR agencies for the services they provide to beneficiaries with disabilities if the services result in the person’s achieving work at a specified earnings level.  The following is a summary of the reimbursements Social Security made to State VR agencies by fiscal year.

Fiscal Year*
Number of Claims Allowed
Amount of Dollars Allowed
Average Cost Per Claim
FY 12
5,343
$78,768,058.10
$14,742.29
FY 11
4,679
$72,991,906.25
$15,599.89
FY 10
7,768
$105,964,398.60
$13,641.14
FY 09 
8,712
$122,268,833.39 
$14,035
FY 08 
9,325
$124,238,549.09 
$13,323
FY 07 
6,871
$90,263,129.56 
$13,137
FY 06 
8,387
$105,049,203.20 
$12,525
FY 05 
6,095
$75,635,939.94 
$12,410
FY 04 
6,811
$85,172,425.42 
$12,505
FY 03
6,760
$84,599,189.87
$12,514
FY 02
10,527
$131,062,205.10
$12,450
FY 01
8,208
$103,892,717.86
$12,657
FY 00
10,220
$117,024,222.20
$11,451
FY 99
11,126
$119,934,831.23
$10,780
FY 98
9,950
$103,037,127.54
$10,355

* The Federal fiscal year runs from October of one year through September of the next year.