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Federal Education Benefits for Dependents of Veterans (Chapter 35)

Federal Education Benefits for Dependents of Veterans (Chapter 35)

 


Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)


Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31) How to apply The PSC veterans’ affairs advisor can provide the information to apply for Chapter 31 benefits. To apply: What determines eligibility? Formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, you’re eligible to apply for VR&E benefits and services if you meet both of these requirements:

All of these must be true:
- You didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge, and
- You have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA

How are the recipients selected? When they receive your VR&E application, they will schedule your initial evaluation with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). The VRC will determine if you’re entitled to receive VR&E benefits and services.

If you were discharged from active duty before January 1, 2013, your basic period of eligibility ends 12 years from one of these dates, whichever comes later:

- The date you received notice of your date of separation from active duty, or

If you were discharged from active duty on or after January 1, 2013, the 12-year basic period of eligibility doesn’t apply to you. There’s no time limit on your eligibility.

How is the amount of the award determined? The program’ pay is subject to cost of living increases each year.

How and when are the funds paid out? Update this area to: Initial payments may take a month to begin. Once the student begins receiving their monthly check, they will be paid each month for the previous month's attendance.