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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
John Bredehoft, MS, CRC, ATP
2800 County Rd 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55337
Tel: (952) 703-3153
Fax: (952) 895-7636

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529
TTY: (218) 855-5030
mn.gov/deed/vrs
john.bredehoft@state.mn.us

Vocational Rehabilitation Services consists of three distinct programs, all working together to assist Minnesotans with significant disabilities to secure and retain competitive, integrated employment, live independently in their communities, and reduce their dependence on government supports. The three programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Extended Employment (EE), and Independent Living (IL).

Ages Served:
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, cognitive, or mental impairment that causes a functional limitation to employment. IL: A disability and a desire to become more independent.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
None.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Information and Referral

Services Funded:

  • Consultation/Observation
  • Assessment/Evaluation

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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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