• Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service – Chapter 31


  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service – Chapter 31Active Duty Service Members are eligible if they:

    • Expect to receive an honorable discharge upon separation from active duty
    • Obtain a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the VA
    • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services

    Veterans are eligible if they:

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

    Basic period of Eligibility

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

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

    New Legislation Affecting Pay

    As of August 1, 2011 if you qualify for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) you may be able to select to receive BAH rather than receive the standard substance allowance. For more information visit the Veteran Voc Rehab website.

    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Homepage http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm 

    Portland Office Telephone: 503-412-4577