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Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Chapter 31: VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment  (VR&E)

Active Duty Service Members that

  • Expect to receive an honorable discharge upon separation from active duty and
  • Obtain a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the VA

Veterans that

  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% or
  • A memorandum rating of at least 20% from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Basic period of eligibility is 12 years from the latter of the following

  • Date of separation from active military service or
  • Date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating

How to Apply for Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment benefits

  • Electronic submission
    • Log into your eBenefits account
    • Select "Additional Benefits" from your Dashboard
    • Select "Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program"
    • Follow the prompts to complete and submit the application for the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program
  • Paper Application: If you would like to complete a paper application, instead of the electronic version, please complete the VA Form 28-1900 and submit to a VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and/or VA Regional Office.  If possibly eligible, Department of Veterans Affairs is supposed to contact you after a couple of weeks to attend an orientation session at the VA Atlanta Regional Office.  If you do not receive a phone call for orientation nor a meeting, after a few weeks, please feel free to contact VA at 404-929-3152 so they can set up an appointment.  After your orientation/meeting, the counselor will give further steps to complete the process.  During the orientation/meeting, the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will complete a comprehensive evaluation to include:
  • Full assessment of your interests, aptitudes, and abilities to assist in selecting the most suitable career path
  • Assessment of how service-connected disabilities may impair your ability to find or hold employment using occupational skills already acquired
  • Identification of services needed to help you gain and maintain a career or become as independent as possible at home in the community 

Please submit the following documents to the Office of Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs

  • Veterans Basic Data Sheet
  • VA Approval from Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for specific term These documents can be submitted by any one of the following methods:
  • Email:
  • Fax: 678-466-4189
  • Mail: 2000 Clayton State Blvd   Edgewater Hall, Room 105    Morrow, GA 30260
  • In-Office: Please submit to the Front Representative in the Office of Financial Aid (Edgewater Hall, Room 105)
  • Secured Drop Box: Located outside of the Office of Financial Aid   Benefits 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 in finding and keeping a job, including special employer incentives and job accommodations
  • 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
  • Post-Secondary Training
    • Tuition and Fees for required courses
    • Required Books and Software
    • Supplies up to $40
    • Monthly Housing Stipend: Please discuss with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.  An estimate is provided below:

Rates are subject to change annually. The rate change is usually effective October 1st of each year. The rates reflected below are effective October 1, 2019.

Chapter 31: VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Rates 

  Without Dependents With 1 Dependent With 2 Dependents Additional Dependents
Full Time $644.74/month $799.74/month $942.44/month $68.68
¾ Time $484.45/month $600.68/month $704.61/month $52.83
½ Time $317.66/month $401.62/month $472.08/month $35.24


**Under the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, Chapter 31 Students with Chapter 33 Eligibility remaining can receive Chapter 33 Monthly rates. Chapter 33 Monthly Rates can be found at, enter the current year, zip code 30260 and look up E-5 with dependents.

In compliance with The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Clayton State University does not impose a penalty to Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients nor Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation recipients due to the delayed disbursement of funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).  Clayton State University allows eligible students to attend scheduled courses and receive on-campus services, provided that the student has submitted a copy of the approval for entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 33 (Certificate of Eligibility/Statement of Benefits) and/or Chapters 31 (VA Form 22-1905 to include current term).  The approvals should be submitted to Clayton State University's Office of Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs.  

If you have any questions or concerns about eligibility or payments, please feel free to contact your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 404-929-3152