Chapter 31 Benefits

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. VR&E assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable employment.

For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

To be eligible to receive an evaluation for vocational rehabilitation 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
  • Apply for VR&E benefits

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

For more information about the VR&E program, or to apply online, visit:

www.benefits.va.gov

To enroll begin by letting your VR&E case manager know you are interested in the VA Accelerator Program.
Contact your VR&E Case Manager at 800-827-1000.

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