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Veterans Counseling

One-on-one counseling is a key benefit for Veterans and Servicemembers provided by VA’s employment services program. If you are eligible, you will be assigned an advocate who coordinates all services—education, employment, medical care, and more—to keep you on track to meeting your employment and training goals, every step of the way.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits

For transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected disabilities, finding and keeping employment can be a challenge. Through VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program, you may benefit from one-on-one support, counseling, and training to boost your skills and build your career. Dependents may also qualify for vocational counseling services if they meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility and Entitlement

Active Duty Servicemembers:
  • Expect to receive an honorable discharge on separation from active duty.
  • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services.
  • Obtain a memorandum rating or proposed Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more from VA.
  • Have an established employment handicap resulting from a service-connected disability or qualify under the National Defense Authorization Act.
Veterans:
  • Have an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge.
  • Obtain a VA service-connected disability rating or memo rating of 10 percent or more (for Veterans rated 10 percent, a serious employment handicap is also needed to establish entitlement).
  • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services.
  • Have an established employment handicap resulting from a service-connected disability.
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