DVR Program Policy Manual/Addendum B
DVR Fee Schedule

These fees are established in accordance with federal guidelines that permit an agency to establish fee limits for services designed to ensure a reasonable cost to the program for each service. If the service is provided as a direct payment to the individual, either a receipt or other appropriate documentation that the funds were used as intended is required. The procedure for requesting an exception to this fee schedule is
described in DVR's Exception Request/Process Form (DVR-14918-E).

Goods/Services Price Comments
Computers Up to $800;
Price comparison is required.
Includes CPU, keyboard, monitor, printer, modem and basic software. Does not include cost of assistive or rehabilitation technology devices or software.
Medical Services to Improve Functioning if Required to Achieve the Employment Outcome in a Plan for Employment See Comments at Right.

For medical services and equipment, the Medical Assistance price list will be the maximum allowable price. If procedure or item is not on list, obtain three price estimates. Reference the DVR web site http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/fee_schedules.htm.

For hearing aids, the process outlined in the Purchasing Hearing Aids Directive should be followed.

Occupational Tools and Equipment Up to $3,000;
Price comparison is required.
 
Transportation Transportation will be provided in accordance with the Transportation guidance piece.
  • If determined through use of this guidance piece that mileage payments are most appropriate, they are to be paid in accordance with the current state mileage turndown rate.
  • If determined through use of this guidance piece that lease with purchase option or the purchase of a vehicle is most appropriate, the transportation allowance is up to $5,000.

Price comparison is required.

Transportation costs to support post secondary training are included in the DVR Training Grant. Additional DVR funding for transportation cost to support post secondary training requires approval of an exception.

NOTE: Before funding can be provided to purchase a vehicle, the consumer or the consumer’s driver must provide documentation that he/she has a valid driver’s license and meets the insurance or financial responsibility requirements of the State of Wisconsin (or state of car registration if the person is living in another state). These requirements must be met prior to DVR purchasing a vehicle.

Child Care County Approved Rate.

Use the County Approved rate for childcare reimbursement at the 100% level.

If applicable, consider Wisconsin Shares program as a comparable benefit.

Maintenance Actual Increased Costs. Reference policy for the circumstances under which the DVR pays for maintenance. Maintenance costs to support post secondary training are included in the DVR Training Grant. Additional DVR funding for maintenance cost to support post secondary training requires approval of an exception.

Self-Employment Business Start-Up

A DVR approved business plan is required. See Self-Employment Start-Up Toolkit.

  • DVR’s financial participation will be used to purchase services and equipment identified in the approved business plan and must follow DVR’s purchasing policies.
  • The business’s start-up cost excludes costs for training, assessments, and rehabilitation technology services.
  • A consumer will need to demonstrate ability to cover % not covered by DVR as well as working capital as outlined below.
  • Working capital is defined as: Demonstration of funds available to cover costs of day-to-day operations of business and obligations (e.g., maintaining inventory, short-term obligations and expenses, etc.). It is the money needed to keep the business running until it generates enough revenue to pay for itself. This could be through cash, loans, grants, investors, etc. This does not include the owner's draw or depreciation amounts.
  • For the consumer’s participation amount, DVR can consider the dollar value of existing equipment that the consumer will use in the operation of the business (in-kind contribution). Please note: This cannot be used for demonstration of working capital.
Identified Start-Up Costs DVR Financial Participation for Start-Up Costs DVR Consumer Demonstrated Working Capital
$1 - $10,000 100% 2 months
$10,001 & up 50% 4 months