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MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS

Vocational Rehabilitation Education Program (Chapter 31)

Veterans Readiness and Employment Benefits

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

 

APPLY FOR VR&E

BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE VETERANS READINESS AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

  1. Click HERE and either Register or Log-In
  2. If it is determined that you are eligible, you will be invited to attend an orientation session, in-person, at the nearest VA Regional Office
  3. Service members who have a disability that began or became worse during active duty and who have not yet received a service-connected disability (SCD) rating do not need to wait to apply. See VA Form 28-0588 for further instructions
  4. You will meet with a VRE counselor to determine the best program to meet your needs.  Please provide the Military Specialist team with your VRE Counselors contact information.
  5. You will work with your Admissions Specialist to gather required information for approval.

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 or Failing a Course

If you are considering or planning to withdraw from a course:

CONTACT A MILITARY SPECIALIST IMMEDIATELY at 1-866-245-9627

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.  

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