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Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)

Agency Headquarters
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street #E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-259-7366
TTY: 651-297-3900
Fax: 651-297-5159

John Bredehoft
6043 Hudson Rd
Suite 170
Woodbury, MN 55125
651-501-6326

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529
www.deed.state.mn.us
john.bredehoft@state.mn.us

The Mission of the Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) is to empower Minnesotans with disabilities to achieve their goals for employment, independent living, and community integration. This is accomplished through three programs:
VR: Vocational Rehabilitation Program
IL: Independent Living Program, and
EE: Extended Employment

Ages Served:
VR and EE: vocational age
IL: all ages

Types of disabilities served:
VR: all except visual impairments
EE and IL: all disabilities

Area of Minnesota served:
Statewide

Eligibility criteria:
VR and EE: a physical or mental impairment that impedes employment.
IL: a disability and a desire to become more independent.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
VR and IL: Check with plan
EE: Based on needs

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Rent Device
  • Information and Referral

Services Funded:

  • Consultation/Observation
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Ordering
  • Fitting
  • Training
  • Maintenance/Repair
  • Fabrication (custom)

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Computers
  • Communication
  • Education/ Employment
  • Electronic Aids
  • Hearing
  • Home/Building Modifications
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Transportation
  • Vision

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671


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