Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. The mission of VR&E is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Also, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services provide vocational-educational counseling to veterans and certain dependents. VR&E can provide a wide range of vocational and educational counseling services to service members still on active duty, as well as veterans and dependents who are eligible for one of VA’s educational benefit programs.

Eligible service members with a service related disability can receive a comprehensive evaluation from the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment by providing vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services. In some cases, post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school is indicated as a required step in a veteran’s plan to attain gainful employment. 

Learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation and how to apply.

Questions regarding the certification process can be directed to the respective School Certifying Official.