.01 LIBL/STBL Hardship Extension Eligibility – Disability Verification
 
(10/01/16 - 11/30/16)
When a hardship extension request is based on a disability, verification of the disability must be provided.
 
Verification of a disability includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:
 
Signed statement from a treatment provider(g)
Disability verification from the Veteran’s Administration (VA)
Vocational Rehabilitation documents, examinations or evaluations signed by a treatment provider
Deferral from Jobs Program based on disability
 
NOTE Contact the Jobs Program Contractor that serves the local office via e-mail to verify that the participant is deferred from participation in Jobs Program, the number of months of deferral, and the reason. For a Jobs Program deferral based on disability, no other verification is necessary other than verification of deferral.
 
The verification must include all of the following information:
 
That the participant’s physical or mental condition prevents the participant from working or engaging in work activities
The duration of the disability
A prognosis of recovery
The date re-examination or re-evaluation is scheduled for or is recommended
A treatment provider’s or physician’s signature
 
Document the verification used.
 
NOTE Verification of disability cannot be more than 12 months old. Request current verification when the verification originated more than 12 months prior to the hardship extension request.