Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service

Employment: Disability

F9 Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

F10 Statewide Head Injury Program

F11 Division of Disability Determination Services


F9 Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
600 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Voice/TTY: 617-204-3600
Voice/TTY Toll-Free: 1-800-245-6543 (within Mass. only)
Ombudsman: 617-204-3603
Fax: 617-727-1354
www.mass.gov/mrc
E-mail: Commissioner@mrc.state.ma.us

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission provides vocational services to mentally or physically disabled citizens in order to help them secure employment. Services include counseling and guidance, medical evaluation, psychological, and restorative services, prosthetic devices, skill training, and job placement. For information on eligibility, contact the office. The Vocational Rehabilitation Division is charged with administering an employment-focused program for persons with physical and/or mental disabilities whose disabling conditions present barriers to employment and who can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of employability. Programs include van adaptation services and adaptive housing, worker's compensation, general relief project, eligibility unit for Chapter 688 (Turning 22), supported work grants for persons who are mentally retarded, extended sheltered employment, and services for deaf individuals. There are several regional offices; call or visit their website for the nearest location.


F10 Brain Injury & Statewide Specialized Community Services Program
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-204-3852
Toll Free: 1-800-223-2559 (within Mass. only)
www.mass.gov/mrc/
E-mail: SHIPU@MRC.state.ma.us

Formerly the Statewide Head Injury Program, this office identifies, cultivates, and develops resources and services for Massachusetts residents who have sustained an externally-caused traumatic brain injury. Please call or visit their website for alisting of programs and services.


F11 Division of Disability Determination Services
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
110 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111-9810
Toll Free: 1-800-882-2040 (within Mass. only)
www.mass.gov/mrc

This office determines the eligibility of an applicant for Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income based on the applicant's disability only. This division is funded and regulated federally by the Social Security Administration, and managed by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.


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