"If you own a business, the best way to thank a Veteran is to hire one."
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
You have the skills that employers are looking for. VA can help you prepare for your next mission.
Pursue Your Best Opportunity. The VR&E Program provides Independent Living services that can help you access and participate in community resources and enhance independence in your daily life at home.
The right track for you. Every Veteran and Servicemember with a service-connected disability is different. That's why VA provides you with an individualized plan and works with you to see it through. See what's available.
You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment 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. Click on the "How to Apply" tab to learn more and apply for vocational rehabilitation and employment services.
VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. Learn more and apply for education and career counseling
Veterans leave military service with a wealth of transferable skills and professional experiences. Salary subsidies, assistive technology, tax incentives, non-paid work experiences, and special employer incentives may be available from VA to help you hire those who have served. Explore what VA offers to make hiring or rehiring a Veteran with a service-connected disability that much easier.
VA created a Veterans Employment Toolkit for employers. This toolkit provides a variety of outside resources for employers, managers or supervisors, and human resource provessionals, including information about PTSD and TBI. It also includes a link to Department of Labor's America's Heroes at Work site, which offers on-line trainings, webcasts, and presentations for employers and a Hiring Veterans Tookit as well as a TBI, PTSD and Employment Training Tool. http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/resources.asp
If you support a Veteran or Servicemember with a service-connected disability, who faces difficult employment challenges, there may be little left in the household budget for your higher education and career advancement. VA may offer assistance to help you assess your career goals and abilities, find your next job, further your education and skills, and identify places where you can get job training.
VA may extend vocational counseling and support to family members on topics including:
It's simple to apply.
For Servicemembers: Ill or injured Servicemembers who have not yet received an SCD rating do not need to wait to apply. Servicemembers expecting a discharge that other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Servicemembers currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive Vocational Rehabilitation (VocRehab) and Employment services.
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated April 16, 2014.