Benefits | Vocational Rehab, Education, & Employment


Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 Program. VR&E provides services to eligible Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment or achieve independence in daily living.


Eligibility for Veterans

You can view the current eligibility requirements, services included, and how to apply by visiting www.benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/edu_voc_counseling.asp.



Fiduciary Program

The Fiduciary Program provides oversight of VA's most vulnerable beneficiaries who are unable to manage their VA benefits because of injury, disease, the infirmities of advanced age, or being under 18 years of age. VA appoints fiduciaries who manage VA benefits for these beneficiaries and conducts oversight of VA-appointed fiduciaries to ensure that they are meeting the needs of the beneficiaries they serve.

VA closely monitors fiduciaries for compliance with program responsibilities to ensure that VA benefits are being used for the purpose of meeting the needs, security, and comfort of beneficiaries and their dependents. In deciding who should act as fiduciary for a beneficiary, VA will always select the most effective and least restrictive fiduciary arrangement.

This means that VA will first consider whether the beneficiary can manage his/her VA benefits with limited supervision. VA will consider the choice of the beneficiary as well as any family, friends, and caregivers who are qualified and willing to provide fiduciary services for the beneficiary without a fee.

As a last resort, VA will consider appointment of a paid fiduciary. For more information about VA's Fiduciary Program, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/fiduciary/index.asp.



Education & Training

A summary of all VA educational and training information can be found at www.gibill.va.gov or by calling 1-888-442-4551.


Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for Servicemembers and Veterans who served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

Eligibility

For the up-to-date eligibility requirements, approved training, and factors to consider, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp.



Transfer of Entitlement (ToE)

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. For the current informations regarding Transfer of Entitlement restrictions and eligibility, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp.



Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available to those who enlist in the US Armed Forces. There are two main programs, each with their own eligibility and benefits. For the current information regarding the Montogomery GI BIll Active Duty (MGIB-AD), please visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp. You can also find the current information regarding the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp.



For extensive information on GI Bills & other educational information, visit VA.gov. You can also compare educational benefits here.