Waco Regional Office - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
What is Vocational Rehabilitation?Vocational Rehabilitation is a program of services for service members and veterans with service-connected disabilities, who are experiencing limitations in obtaining and/or maintaining employment, or independence in their daily living.
Services and Benefits:Evaluation of abilities and skills; vocational and educational counseling; enrollment in an educational training program to qualify for employment, and financial assistance while in training.
To Qualify:Veterans are entitled to vocational rehabilitation services and benefits if all the following conditions are met:
Length of Eligibility:If VA determines that a veteran is entitled to Vocational Rehabilitation services, the veteran has 12 years from the date of VA notification that there is a qualifying compensable disability to finish an approved program.
Length of Assistance:A veteran has up to 48 months of potential eligibility in a rehabilitation program. Following training, the VA provides employment services for up to 18 months.
Types of Training Programs:
Financial Benefits:Chapter 31 pays a subsistence allowance training expense to include required:
You can contact us via the internet at https://iris.custhelp.com/
You can call us at 1-800-827-1000 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.
For Deparment of Veterans Affairs forms, go to http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment page is located at http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm