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Veterans Engagement Services

Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment Service

Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (VR&E) also known as Chapter 31 provides assistance to veterans who have a service-connected disability of at least 20 percent and are in need of vocational rehabilitation. 

Any participant approved to participate in this program must be assigned a VR&E case manager. In order to get this benefit processed and your enrollment submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is mandatory for the SCO to receive a PO Authorization on your behalf and for each student to complete the  MILITARY FUNDING REQUEST FORM each term that you wish to utilize this benefit. 

Active Duty Service Members are eligible if they:

  • If you expect to receive an honorable discharge upon separation from active duty
  • Obtain a Department of Veterans Affairs memorandum rating of 20%
  • Apply for VR&E services.


  • Participants of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) are classified by the military as having an illness or severe inquiry that prohibits them from performing their military duties. 
  • Apply for VR&E services
  • Complete evaluation with a VR&E counselor prior to discharge/separation from active duty service.


  • Have received, or will receive an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge
  • Have a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% with a serious employment handicap or 20% or more with an employment handicap.
  • Apply for VR&E services.


The law generally provides for a 12-year basic period of eligibility in which services may be used. The 12-year period begins on the latter of these dates:

  • The date of separation from active military duty or
  • The date the veteran was first notified of a service-connected disability rating

For additional information see the link below:

Source: & E BENEFITS