Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation

Assists American Indians with disabilities obtain their goal of gainful employment.


  • Must reside within Choctaw Nation service area
  • Aged 18 or up
  • Must be a member of the Choctaw Nation or another federally recognized tribe
  • Copy of SSN card
  • Copy of identification cards and address verification (utility bill, driver's license, or rent receipt)
  • Proof of physical or mental disability that has prevented suitable employment

How to Apply

Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Program for training or service needs.

Additional Information

The Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers services that assist American Indians with disabilities obtain their goal of gainful employment. This program is designed to provide services consistent with the individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice so they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Funding is made available through a grant from the Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

  • Evaluations and Assessments
  • Counseling and Guidance
  • Referral Services
  • Training at universities, colleges and vocational schools, such as tuition, fees and books
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Physical and Mental Restoration
  • Assistive Devices
  • Occupational licenses, tools, and equipment
  • Job related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention and follow-up services
  • Other goods and services determined necessary to achieve an employment outcome
Examples of Disabilities
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing and Visual Impairments
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Conditions (including paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Or any other physical or mental condition that limits one’s ability to work