Vocational Rehabilitation services include, in part, assessment, counseling, training, subsistence allowances and employment assistance. VA also will assist you in job placement. While you are enrolled in a Vocational Rehabilitation program, VA pays the cost of tuition, fees, required books, supplies and equipment. VA also may pay for special supportive services such as medical and dental care, prosthetic devices, lip-reading training and signing for the deaf.
If you have an other than dishonorable discharge, you may be entitled to Vocational Rehabilitation benefits if BOTH of the following conditions are met:
If you are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, you may receive up to 4 years of rehabilitation services. Generally, you must complete a rehabilitation program within 12 years from the date VA notifies you of your entitlement to compensation benefits.
How to Apply
Complete a VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation. The following supporting evidence and/or documents should be submitted with your claim:
Dependency Documents - If not currently or record with VA, the original or copies of birth and marriage certificates and copies of divorce/death record terminating your prior marriages and those of your spouse.
Other Related Benefits
For More Information
Contact Russ Dahlke (Bemidji) at (218) 759-8221. You can also call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 or visit the VA website.
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