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Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

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Veteran Readiness & Employment (formerly Voc Rehab) is a program developed by the VA to help eligible disabled veterans receive their education and maintain long lasting careers. It also assists seriously disabled veterans achieve independence in daily living. This program is not considered an educational benefit, however it may assist with educational expenses.

The program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach their rehabilitation goal. These services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and, if needed, medical and dental treatment. Services generally last up to 48 months, but they can be extended in certain instances.


The veteran must first be awarded a monthly VA Disability Compensation payment to be eligible. In some cases, the veteran may be eligible if they are not receiving VA compensation. For example, if a member is awaiting discharge from the service because of a disability or who is entitled to VA compensation but decides not to reduce military retirement or disability pay. For other eligibility requirements or to apply for Vocational Rehabilitation please refer to VA Veteran Readiness & Employment

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