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Phoenix Regional Office

Phoenix Regional Office, Veteran Readiness and Employment

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Call Toll-Free: 1-800-827-1000

Phone Number: (602) 627-2800

What is the Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment Program?

The Veteran Readiness 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.

Eligibility for VR&E Services?

          To receive an evaluation for Veteran Readiness services, a Veteran must: 

Have received, or eventually receive, an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge;

Have a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% or more; and

Apply for Veteran Readiness services.

The law generally provides for a 12-year basic period of eligibility in which services may be used. The 12-year period begins on the latter of these dates:

Date of separation from active military duty or

Date the Veteran was first notified of a service-connected disability rating

How Can You Apply?

You can apply by filling out VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Veteran Readiness, and mail it to the VA Regional Office that serves your area. You can also apply online through our web site at

Related Benefits:
5 Tracks to Employment
Work Study Allowance
Tutorial Assistance
Revolving Fund Loan


Job Lab Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 


Workstations in Job Lab Image 

Workstation Job Lab

  • Seven workstations (wheelchair accessible workstation available)
  • Use Internet for Job Search (
  • Create Resumes, letters and job-related documents
  • Print capability


1360 W. Irvington Road, Suite 150
Tucson, AZ 85746


VR&E Flagstaff
1338 W. Forest Meadows Drive, Suite 130
Flagstaff, AZ 86001