|Dataset Full Name||Case Service Report (RSA-911)|
|Summary||543,163 closed VR cases (2016)|
The Rehabilitation Services Administration's Case Service Report (RSA-911) is the administrative data collected by each state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency on consumers closed in a fiscal year. RSA-911 data include information regarding demographics, disability, service interventions, reason for case closure, sources of financial support, and employment status at closure. Some limited work-related information (e.g., income and hours worked per week) is reported during the application for services and at service closure. The data can be partitioned into three periods by data collection method: (1) before 2013, (2) 2014-June 2017, and (3) from July 2017 onward.
Major changes beginning July 2017: both open and closed cases will be reported and collected on a quarterly basis. In addition, there will be many new variables according to the amended Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in 2014, such as pre-employment transition services, new WIOA performance accountability measures (e.g., employment status during the fourth quarter after exit quarter), and more.
|Sponsoring Agency/Entity||Department of Education (DOE): Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Serivces: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)||Health Conditions/Disability Measures|
ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety disorders, Autism spectrum disorders, Blood disorder, Body mass index (BMI)/obesity, Cancer, Cardiovascular conditions, Cerebral palsy, Congenital conditions, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy or seizure disorder, Infectious diseases, Kidney/renal condition, Missing limbs/hand/finger/feet, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Neurological conditions, Orthopedic conditions, Parkinson's disease, Pulmonary disorders, Schizophrenia, Spinal cord injury (SCI), Stroke, Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
|Disability Measures||Ambulatory disability, Cognitive disability, Communication impairment, Developmental disabilities, Hearing disability, Intellectual disability, Mental health disability, Physical disability, Special equipment use/assistive technology, Visual disability||Measures/Outcomes of Interest|
|Topics||VR services provided, Type of closure, Employment, Occupation, Competitive employment, Earnings, Public support (SSI, SSDI, TANF), Medical insurance coverage||Sample|
|Sample Population||All closed state VR cases|
|Sample Size/Notes||543,163 closed VR cases (2016)|
|Unit of Observation||Individual|
|Geographic Coverage||50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and 5 territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands)|
|Geographic specificity||County name and zip code at application (2014 onward)||Data Collection|
|Data Collection Mode||Administrative records|
|Data Collection Frequency||Annual (Quarterly, beginning in July 2017)||Strengths and Limitations|
|Strengths||Large sample size - includes every VR consumer with a closed record within a fiscal year. Includes data for all 50 states, DC and 5 territories. Relatively detailed primary and secondary disability types, education and employment information as well as services received and the related costs. Includes closure code for all possible outcomes for an applicant for VR service provision. Changes in data collection beginning in 2014 significantly increased the number of details provided.|
|Limitations||Only includes closed cases served by state VR (will include active cases starting in 2017). Individuals may have several case closures within a single fiscal year resulting in multiple cases per client. Closures may occur the same year as application or several years afterwards. Eligibility may vary between states especially those under "order of selection." Some changes have occurred over time in RSA coding schemes. Major changes have occurred over time, most recently in 2014 in content, variables, coding schemes and data formatting.||Data Details|
|Data Access||Please contact the Data Unit at RSAData@ed.gov for information about obtaining the RSA-911 dataset.|
|Data Access Requirements||Data Use agreement, No Cost|
|Data Components||NA||Selected papers|
Dutta, A. Gervey, R., Chan, F. Chou, CC. (2008) Vocational rehabilitation services and employment outcomes for people with disabilities: a United States study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 18 pp 326-334.:
Reporting Manual for the Case Service Report (RSA-911) - data elements and codes (October 2013):
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