DRS "Real Work for Real Pay" Sign-Up

Do you have a disability and want REAL WORK for REAL PAY?

DRS is Illinois's lead agency serving persons with disabilities.

Our Success Can Be Your Success!

  • We are dedicated to helping our customers become full participants in society and be as independent and self-sufficient as possible.
  • Our staff work one-on-one with individuals with disabilities and their families to assist them in achieving their employment goals.
  • We share information with our customers to empower them to select their services and service providers.
  • The vocational rehabilitation program helps customers get real jobs with real pay in the community. This means working in a typical work setting and earning no less than the minimum wage.

To learn more about the DRS VR program and how it can help you get a "Real Work" job, we invite you to:


  • 1-877-761-9780 Voice
  • 1-866-264-2149 TTY
  • (312) 957-4881 VP


  • dhs.drs@illinois.gov

To provide DRS with your contact information and get started finding a "Real Work" job, please complete the:

Programs, activities and employment opportunities in the Illinois Department of Human Services are open and accessible to any individual or group without regard to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion. The department is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action and reasonable accommodation programs.

DHS 4240 (N-03-16) VR Outreach Flyer