The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) assists individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs for Massachusetts citizens with disabilities. MRC serves people with all types of disabilities except those who are blind. Individuals with visual disabilities are served through the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB).

MRC is made up of three main multiple service divisions. View our new brochure in eight languages. MRC Consumer Brochure of Services

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Division:

The Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists people who have a disabling condition who would like to find or return to work. VR also works closely with employers in the community to help create job openings and to help increase employer awareness regarding the benefits of diversity in the workplace.

Community Living Division (CL):

Community Living (CL) offers:

Disability Determination Services (DDS):

Disability Determination Services (DDS) is funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and determines the initial and continued eligibility for federal Supplemental Security Income  (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Special outreach efforts are made to homeless shelters and individuals with HIV.

There is a lot more to our agency than outlined above! Please continue your visit to find out about the many other programs the MRC offers. Almost every family in the Commonwealth has at least one person who might benefit from MRC services...especially if that individual is an employer looking to hire qualified workers.

The MRC can be contacted in a variety of ways:

The Commissioner of the MRC is Adelaide Osborne. Find out more about the Commissioner and her staff in Senior Management Profiles.





This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

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