Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehab

Chapter 31, Title 38 U.S. Code

Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities

A veteran may be eligible for Vocational and Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) benefits if he or she:

  • Has received or will receive a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Has a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department Veterans Affairs
  • Applies for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services

The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E’s VetSuccess services may be used is 12 years from the latter of:

  • The date of separation from active military service, or
  • The date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating

More information regarding VR&E is available on the NC regional office’s website: