Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments Services

Spousal Earning Capacity

Vocational expertise is utilized to assess a spouse’s employability status and future earning capacity. A Vocational Expert determines the future income/employment potential of the person and determine the time necessary, if applicable, to acquire sufficient education and training for appropriate employment.

Issues considered/addressed:

  • Work history, including skills and abilities
  • Training and education background
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement, including interest and skills acquired
  • Geographic and relocation issues for education or job pursuit
  • Adjustment process: based on presentation and marriage dissolution factors, determination of the individual’s capability to engage in work, or the need for supportive assistance (counseling to deal with loss, grief, anger issues) in conjunction with/or prior to work considerations
  • Mitigation/motivation issues