Disability Determination Services process disability claims for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs.
Adult Protective Services Division
The Adult Protective Services Division investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local family services specialists may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment.
Aging services help Virginians find the information and services they need to lead healthy and independent lives as they grow older. The mission is to foster the dignity, independence, and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with families and communities.
Community Based Services
The DARS Community Based Services Division administers several programs that support individuals with significant disabilities to maximize their independence, employment, and full inclusion into society. Individuals do not have to be recipients of Vocational Rehabilitation services to be eligible for the CBS Division programs which include Brain Injury Services Coordination; Community Rehabilitation Case Management Services; Independent Living Services, Personal Assistance Services.
Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman oversees the Commonwealth's advocates for older persons receiving long term care services, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. It provides older Virginians, their families and the public with information, advocacy, and assistance to help resolve care problems.
The Division of Rehabilitative Services collaborates with high school students with disabilities, their families,schools and community service providers to support this transition, providing outreach and resources, education and training as well as individual consultations.
Virginia Assistive Technology System
The mission of the Virginia Assistive Technology System is to ensure that Virginians of all ages and abilities can access and acquire appropriate, affordable assistive and information technologies and services they need to participate in society as active citizens.