Below is a summary for the article : Employment services available for disabled veterans by Kenosha News
For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe they cannot immediately consider work, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
The VR&E Program, sometimes referred to as Chapter 31 or Voc-Rehab, is designed to help veterans with service-connected disabilities and barriers to employment prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.
N Employment services such as job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance.
N Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and referral.
In addition to receiving a monthly payment while attending training through VR&E, veterans may also qualify for a monthly subsistence allowance.
Referral to other resources may include state vocational rehabilitation programs, Department of Labor employment programs for disabled veterans, state, federal or local agencies providing services for employment or small business development, internet-based resources for rehabilitation and employment, and information about applying for financial aid.
You may be eligible for VR&E due to having a service-connected disability rating, yet not be entitled to services.
The first step in the VR&E process is to be evaluated to determine if you qualify for services.
N Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%.n Apply through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you believe that you may be eligible for VR&E services, you can get started today by contacting your Kenosha County Veterans Services Officer Ali Nelson at 262-605-6690 located 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.
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