Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.

Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program has two key goals. First, to assist the service-disabled veteran to prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment. Second, for those persons who are severely disabled and that gainful employment is not an option, assistance may be provided to allow that person to live more independently in his or her community.

Note: To obtain information about Vocational Rehabilitiation and Employement services, please go to the VR&E section of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Website.

Eligibility for VR&E Services

Veterans are eligible if they:

  • Have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA
  • Apply for VR&E services

Basic Period of Eligibility

The basic period of eligibility ends 12 years from the date of notification of one of the following: Date of separation from active military service, or Date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating. This  period of eligibility may be extended if a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) determines that a Veteran has a Serious Employment Handicap.