Vocational Rehabilitation

A disabled veteran may receive employment assistance, self-employment assistance, training in a rehabilitation facility, college or other training. Severely disabled veterans may receive assistance to improve their ability to live independently.

Eligibility


Veterans and service members are eligible for vocational rehabilitation if they:
  1. Suffered a service connected disability or disabilities in active service and are receiving at least 20% compensation or would if not for receiving military retirement pay (veterans with a 10% disability may also be eligible if found to have a serious employment handicap)
  2. Were discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions or are hospitalized awaiting separation for a service connected disability and need vocational rehabilitation to overcome an employment handicap caused by their service connected disability