Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program (Chapter 31)

A veteran may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits if he or she incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability on or after September 16, 1940*, which entitles him or her to VA disability compensation, and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because his or her disability creates an employment issue. For more information about the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program, visit http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

How to apply:

  1. Complete VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation.
  2. The following supporting evidence and/or documents should be submitted with your claim:
    • Dependency Documents – If not currently on record with the regional VA office, the original or copies birth and marriage certificates and copies of divorce/death record terminating your prior marriages and those of your spouse.
    • Completed form – VA-21-687c for Declaration of Status of Dependents provides dependent information to VA; OU-VA suggests you send it with the above mention dependency documents.

Once you are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a VA Form 28-1905 will be mailed to you along with the name of your VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.