The opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency ("OOD") is the sole state agency designated to administer the plan under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 87 Stat. 355, 29 U.S.C. 701. Section 221(a) and 1633 of the Social Security Act as amended provides that disability determinations will be made by the state unless notified by the commissioner in writing of otherwise. Any reference in agency 3304 and division 3304:1 of the Administrative Code to the Ohio rehabilitation services commission (RSC) shall now be a reference to opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency (OOD). OOD is composed, in part, of two bureaus and one division:
(A) The bureau of vocational rehabilitation ("BVR") provides vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities other than visual.
(B) The bureau of services for the visually impaired ("BSVI") provides vocational rehabilitation services to persons who are legally blind, and to persons who are visually impaired.
(C) The division of disability determination ("DDD") makes determinations on all claims for social security disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income payments based on law, regulations, and written guidelines issued by the social security administration.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 5/1/2019 and 08/01/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3304.15, 3304.16
Rule Amplifies: 3304.15, 3304.16
Prior Effective Dates: 10/29/1981, 10/03/1983, 01/07/2003, 07/25/2013, 12/12/2013