College of Extended & International Education

Military Educational Benefits


Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Services that may be provided by the VR&E VetSuccess Program include:

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
  • Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance
  • Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations
  • On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences
  • Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school
  • Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and medical referrals
  • Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities

More information about the Chapter 31 VR&E VetSuccess Program can be reviewed here


Helpful Disabled Veterans Online Resources:



Disabled Veterans
An unofficial guide for disabled veterans struggling to navigate Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation for the benefits they deserve.

Disabled American Veterans
Serving disabled veterans, their families and survivors.

Disabled Veterans Associations
The goal of Disabled Veterans Associations is to provide free crisis services to improve the quality of life of our veterans. Veterans and those that care about veterans can call the toll-free hotline whenever they have a need for assistance. For more information, visit the link above.

Disabled Veterans Charities
A nonprofit organization - IRS classification 501(c)(3) - that operates thrift stores to raise funds to support disabled veterans in need.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom.