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Military Service Persons and Veterans who have completed their duty face a future that is sometimes full of doubt and uncertainty. Having dedicated the traditional college years of their late teens and early 20s to protecting the United States, many return to the work force lacking the educational training needed to make an impact with today’s employers. However, help is available, as the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VR&E) is a viable option for the Military community to advance their careers.

About VR & E:

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service is one of the many federal programs designed to help Veterans and Service Members receive an education and get job training following their uniformed career.1

Services:

In addition to these Veteran vocational rehab training programs, members of the Military community may also receive help building their résumés, job-searching assistance, and other employment services. Additional help may also be available for Veterans who want to create their company, as well as for severely disabled Veterans who need assisted living services and cannot work under regular employment conditions.

How to Apply:

Applying for Veteran vocational rehabilitation services is simple. Follow the instructions below:

  • Create a new account at the "Veterans Online Application (VONAPP)" page.
  • Note: users with existing accounts can log in at this page
  • Choose Vocational Rehabilitation (Form 28-1900) from the drop down menu and FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS to complete the application.
  • Service Members who have a disability that began or worsened during active duty and who have not yet received a Service-Connected Disability (SCD) Rating need not wait to apply. VA Form 28-0588 contains further instructions for these Service Members.
  • Veterans and Eligible Service Members may also apply for vocational/education counseling by filling out VA Form 28-8832 digitally.
  • This can also be done by hand and submitting completed forms to the nearest VA Regional Office.

Service Members who are sick or hurt, but have not yet been assigned a SCD rating, do not need to wait for that designation to fill out their applications. If a Service Member is anticipating a discharge different than “dishonorable” and have a VA Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or higher they may qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services. Service Members who are currently being evaluated by a Physical Evaluation Board may qualify as well.

ICDC College’s Commitment to the Military Community:

For nearly 20 years, ICDC College has offered a variety of programs that can be taken at convenient Los Angeles campus locations, or at the online “campus.” All qualified online students receive a laptop at included in tuition*, and coursework is available 24/7, so students can advance their education at their own pace. Are you a Service Member who might want to apply your Vocational Rehabilitation benefits to receive an education at ICDC College? Then pick up the phone and call (888) 926-4232 today! Admissions Representatives from ICDC College’s Military Affairs Division are standing by to help make your career dreams a reality!

 

 

* Laptop and books/e-books included with tuition. Online students only. Conditions apply, limited time offer.

ICDC College is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The above information is just a summary. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please visit the VA website. 1VA.gov, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp# (12/10/2013)