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Vocational Rehabilitation


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Vocational rehabilitation programs are designed to assist people with disabilities to enter or return to suitable employment. This program provides services to American Indians with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with each individual consumer’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities and capabilities.

Please email our office with any questions or to request information.

You Provide

  • Proof of income
  • Membership in a federally recognized tribe
  • Mailing address/verification of residency
  • Proof of disability


  • Reside within the Chickasaw Nation service area
  • Be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Have a documented physical or mental disability which results in a substantial impediment to employment
  • Require Vocational Rehabilitation services to attain or maintain suitable employment

Other Information

Application Process

  • Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Program either by phone or in person.
  • A vocational rehabilitation team member will take some basic referral information and either hand, mail, or fax you an application packet to complete.
  • A vocational rehabilitation team member will contact you to schedule an appointment with a vocational rehabilitation counselor for an initial interview.

Information Needed at the Initial Interview:

  • Proof of membership in a Federally Recognized Tribe
  • Proof of a physical or mental disability that has kept you from getting or keeping suitable employment
  • Proof of residence within the Chickasaw Nation service area
  • Proof of income

Online Applications

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 421-7711

(580) 436-0830



Douglas H. Johnston Building
300 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 421-7711

Purcell Area Office
1430 Hardcastle Blvd.
Purcell, Oklahoma 73080

(405) 527-4973