Vocational rehabilitation case remanded so agency can consider weight as an eligibility factor

Topic: Vocational Rehabilitation, Decided by: Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: February 29, 2024 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

A 20-year-old college student applied for services with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) because he was experiencing severe asthmatic and allergic flareups. The Court upheld the denial of his application, based on medical records showing the applicant reported his asthma as “completely controlled.” The applicant, however, had also been consistently categorized as morbidly obese, which is an impairment that could qualify him for vocational rehabilitation services. As such, the case was remanded to the GVRA to reconsider eligibility based on the applicant’s weight.

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