Individuals whose service-connected disabilities require intensive and frequent rehabilitation supports may not be ready and able to work. When these indvduals need help to become more independent in their homes and communities, VA’s Independent Living services can help them by providing assistance that may eventually enable them to pursue employment.
Each independent living plan is personalized to meet the individual's needs. In general, these services last up to 24 months, but services may be extended if certain criteria are met.
Individuals who are pursuing employment goals may also receive independent living services when these services are needed to support the achievement of their vocational objective.
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Last updated December 11, 2014