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Vocational Rehabilitation

(Voc Rehab, Chapter 31) Vocational Rehabilitation is a program of services for service members and veterans with service-connected physical or mental disabilities. Often, these individuals experience limitations in getting and keeping a job as well as in their daily living activities. This program can prepare you for a suitable job, help you get and keep that job, and assist you to become fully productive and independent. Some of the services and benefits include evaluation of your abilities and skills, educational, vocational, and personal counseling, education and training to qualify you for suitable employment, financial assistance while you are training, medical and dental treatment, and employment counseling, career planning, and job placement.

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How to Apply
If you are applying for VA Vocational Rehabilitation training for the first time

  1. Apply online using the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP) or submit a completed Veterans Affairs' Disabled Veterans Application For Vocational Rehabilitation (VA Form 28-1900) to the VA Roanoke Regional Office and await approval and assignment to a counselor.
  2. After approval by the VA, attend a session with your assigned counselor from Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The counselor will give you forms that must be completed and returned to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. 
  3. Complete the VCU Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Assistance form (pdf).
  4. Complete the VCU Veterans Educational Benefits Transfer Credits Evaluation form (pdf) if applicable. 
  5. Complete the Veterans Administration's Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status (VA Form 28-1905) given to you by your counselor.
  6. Submit the forms to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. Your enrollment will be certified to the Veterans Administration Hospital.
  7. Provide a copy of VA Form 28-1905 to the bookstore(s), Student Accounting Department, and online@vcu, if you need a computer.
  8. When you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) provide a copy to Veterans Certification.

If you applied for VA education assistance at VCU previously:

  1. Complete the VCU Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Assistance form (pdf).
  2. Submit the form to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. Your enrollment will be certified to the Veterans Administration Hospital.

If you have received VA education assistance previously at another college or university but not at VCU:

  1. Contact the VA Roanoke Regional Office to request the transfer of your case files from your previous training facility, college or university, to a new case manager in the Richmond area.
  2. Upon approval, transfer and assignment to a Richmond area case manager, obtain a VA Form 28-1905 and provide it to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration.
  3. Complete the VCU Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Assistance form (pdf).
  4. Complete the VCU Veterans Educational Benefits Transfer Credits Evaluation form (pdf).
  5. Submit the forms to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. Your enrollment will be certified to the Veterans Administration Hospital.
  6. Provide a copy of VA Form 28-1905 to the bookstore(s), Student Accounting Department, and online@vcu, if you need a computer.
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Records & Registration

Harris Hall
1015 Floyd Ave., 1st Floor
P.O. Box 842520
Richmond, VA 23284

Phone: (804) 828-1349
Fax: (804) 828-8121
Email: rar@vcu.edu

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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