WELCOME to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
This website is dedicated to providing information about veteran
benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to veterans,
employers, and the general public.
President Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address indicated the
importance of caring for the Nation's veterans with the following:
"To care for him who shall
have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."
These words spoken by President Lincoln reflect the philosophy and
principles that guide the Department of Veteran Affairs and the
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service as our endeavors
are focused on serving our Nation's veterans and their families.
The Department of Veterans Affair's Veterans Benefits Administration's
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service is vested
with delivering timely, effective vocational rehabilitation services
to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Enabling our injured
soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other veterans with disabilities for a
seamless transition from military service to a successful rehabilitation
and on to suitable employment after service to our Nation. For some
severely disabled veterans, this success will be to live independently,
achieving the highest quality of life possible with a realized hope for
employment given future advances in medical science and technology.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment service strives to exceed
the service delivery expectations of veterans and their families.
VR&E's primary benefit program is vocational rehabilitation services
for veterans who have a service-connected disability. To receive services
a veteran must be found both eligible and entitled. The outcome of these
services lead to suitable employment that is consistent with their
aptitudes and interests, or achieving independence in their daily
VR&E also provides the following benefit services. Educational
and Vocational Counseling is provided for eligible service members,
veterans, and veterans' dependents. The outcome of this counseling is
assistance in the selection of an educational or vocational goal and /
or assistance in the selection of training institutions where this goal
may be pursued. Additionally the VR&E program provides educational and
vocational counseling benefits for eligible dependent children of Vietnam
veterans born with certain birth defects or children of Vietnam or Korean
veterans born with Spina Bifida. In order to be considered for this benefit
program, you must be the biological child of a veteran who served in
Vietnam or on the Korean demilitarized zone during certain periods in the
1960s or 1970s. You must have been conceived after the veteran served
some time in one of those two places.
The navigation links across the top will connect you with information
about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Organizations within
the VA, VA Facilities, How to Contact the VA, and Application for
Benefits Online. To apply online for Vocational Rehabilitation and
Employment Service click on Apply Online and then click on the last
entry on the pop-up drop down menu.
The navigation links on the left below the Benefits Home link
provide information about Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
Program benefits and employment information.
The navigation links at the bottom provide additional
information regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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