The Department of Veterans Affairs may assist you in receiving employment services, education and career counseling to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
One of the services offered through DVA is the Veteran Readiness and Employment benefit or Chapter 31. Chapter 31 offers post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical, or business school.
A veteran may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits if he/she:
►Is or will be discharged under other than dishonorable conditions
►Incurred or aggravated a service-related disability which entitles him/her to VA disability compensation
►Needs vocational rehabilitation due to his/her service-related disability creating an employment handicap
BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE VETERANS READINESS AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
For service members: Ill or injured service members who have not yet received a SCD rating do not need to wait to apply. Service members expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services.
Withdrawing from the quarter or failing a course can result in an overpayment between the student and the VA.
This overpayment will create a debt that can affect future payments from the VA.