Department of Education Division of Blind Services

Social Security Number Collection Policy

In compliance with Section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, this statement serves to notify you of the purpose for the collection and usage of your social security number by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services (“Division”).

You will be asked to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) on this application. Social Security Numbers are collected as part of the process of helping blind or visually impaired individuals gain meaningful employment and thereby increase their independence and self-sufficiency. If you choose not to provide your SSN on this form, the Division will contact you for your SSN and any additional information that may be needed to complete the application process.

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I am interested in the following service(s):

Blind Babies Program (Birth - Age 5) Children's Program (Age 5 - Age 13) Independent Living (Age 18 Over)
Transition Services (Pre-employment Age 14 - Age 21) Vocational Rehabilitation (Employment Related Services)
Special Services (Optional):
Orientation and Mobility Braille Instruction & Communication Services Assistive Technology Services
Home & Personal Management Services Student Readiness Services Employment Services
Supported Employment Services Self-Employment Services Business Enterprise Services
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Basic Information

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Personal Information

American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Caucasian or White
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Not Available

Medical Information

Service Information

Consent for Release of Information

Note: Only the applicant or the applicant's parent/guardian can authorize the Consent for release of information.

I authorize the Division of Blind Services to release and/or obtain information from:
I am the parent or guardian of the applicant, and I authorize the Division of Blind Services to release and/or obtain information from:
I am not requesting consent to release information.
I authorize the Division of Blind Services to release and/or obtain information from:

Purpose: This information will only be used for my plan of services and will not be released to anyone else without my written request. I authorize the one-time use or disclosure of the information described above to the person/provider/organization/facility/program(s) identified. My authorization will expire when the requested information has been sent/received.

I understand that I may cancel this authorization at any time by submitting a written request to the Division, except where a disclosure has already been made in reliance on my prior authorization.

Disclosure and Signature

* I understand that I am applying for services from the Division of Blind Services and that all eligibility is determined without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or handicap.
Applicant Signature
Parent or Guardian Information (If Applicable)
Provider Information (If Applicable)
DBS Staff (If Applicable)
Other (If Applicable)