For 96 years, the Public VR Program has been the foundation of America’s commitment toward helping people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment and attain economic independence. VR is the major service system confronting the growing crisis of unemployment and dependence for 49 million Americans with disabilities.
Money invested in the Public VR Program is money invested in the future of America. Throughout the decades, Public VR has more than paid for itself by helping persons with disabilities become taxpayers and fill both the federal and state treasuries. In a given year, graduates of the VR Program in the working world pay up to $1 billion in taxes of various kinds.Nationally, those individuals who received help from the VR Program and went to work will pay back the cost of their rehabilitation services, through taxes, in just 2-4 years and benefit the combined federal and state tax treasuries by $2-4 in revenues for every VR dollar spent over subsequent years of work.