VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS
TO APPLY OR RECEIVE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE:
EVALUATION : If you have a VA combined service-connected disability rating of 10 percent or more and you apply for
vocational rehabilitation, we will provide you a comprehensive evaluation. During this evaluation, a VA counselor will work
with you to answer a variety of questions. Such as:
1. Do you meet the basic entitlement requirements?
2. Are you within the time limit for receiving this benefit? (This is generally 12 years from the date VA notified you that you
had at least a 10% service-connected disability.)
PLANNING AND COUNSELING: Your counselor must first determine that you meet the entitlement requirements and an
employment or independent living goal is reasonably feasible. Then your counselor will help you develop a plan of services
and assistance to assist you to reach your employment goal. Counseling will be available throughout your program to help
you with problems that may arise.
REHABILITATION SERVICES: Not all vocational rehabilitation programs involve training. You may only need employment
services to help you get a suitable job. If a VA counselor determines that you need training to reach your vocational goal,
your VA counselor will also determine the number of months of training you need. You may train in a vocational school, a
special rehabilitation facility, an apprenticeship program, other on-job training position, a college, or a university.
If training is appropriate, VA will provide medical and dental care treatment, employment assistance to get and keep a
suitable job, and other services you may need. If a vocational goal is not currently feasible for you, VA may provide services
and assistance to improve your capacity for living independently.
SUPPORT: VA may pay for tuition, fees, books, equipment, tools, or other supplies you need to succeed in your program.
During your program, you may qualify for a monthly subsistence allowance to help you meet your living expenses. The
allowance you receive depends on your type of training, rate of attendance, and number of dependents. You will receive
this allowance in addition to any VA compensation or military retired pay you may receive.
PRIVACY ACT: The VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under
the Privacy Act of 1974 or Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses (i.e. VA needs the information this form requests
to help determine your eligibility to the benefit) as identified in the VA system of records, 58VA21/22/28, Compensation, Pension,
Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is
required to obtain benefits. Giving us your Social Security Number (SSN) information is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide
their SSN under Title 38 USC 5101 (c) (1). The VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her SSN unless the
disclosure of the SSN is required by a Federal Statute of law in effect prior to January 1, 1975, and still in effect.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information in order for veterans with compensable service-connected disabilities to apply for
vocational rehabilitation under title 38, U.S.C. chapter 31. We estimate that you will need an average of 15 minutes to review the
instructions, find the information, and complete this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB
control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a collection of information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB
control numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
. If desired, you can call
1-800-827-1000 to get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.
• To apply, submit this completed application to the nearest VA office.
• You may obtain information and assistance from any VA office or on line at http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
• Local representative of veteran's service organizations and the American Red Cross also have information and forms
VA FORM 28-1900, JUN 2011