Inclusion of Income of student’s parents resulted in reduction, not termination, of benefits.

Topic: Vocational Rehabilitation, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1448717 , Decision Date: 2014-10-08 
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The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) sought to discontinue college tuition payments that Petitioner received through the Vocational Rehabilitation program after program requirements were changed to include the income of recipients’ parents in the calculation of benefit amounts.  While GVRA was entitled to reduce tuition payments pursuant to the updated policy, inclusion of Petitioner’s parents’ income in the benefit calculation did not support discontinuing payments altogether.