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VA Transition Assistance

It’s never too early to start learning about the VA benefits you and your family may earn throughout your military career. Whether you are an active duty Service member or a member of the National Guard or Reserve, we are here to help you succeed. Click on the button below that best describes you to start exploring the VA benefits and resources you may be eligible for.


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VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

For Veterans and Servicemembers

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. Click on the "How to Apply" tab to learn more and apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services.

VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Veterans and Servicemembers to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. Learn more and apply for education and career counseling.


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VA Compensated Work Therapy Program

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinical vocational rehabilitation program offered at every VA medical center.


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Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW)

Prepare for your next mission by accessing services you may have earned under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) program and other VA training and career assistance programs. Make your move from military to civilian life a success and get the training you need to thrive in your next career. If you’re an employer, consider hiring our Veterans—they’ve got the strength, character, and skills that you’re looking for.


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Veterans Employment CenterTM (VECTM):

We can support you in all stages of your job search—from returning to work with a service-connected disability, to getting more training for new job opportunities, to starting or growing your own business. And, we can connect you with Department of Labor resources for more career advice, help building your resume, and access to employers who want to hire Veterans and military spouses. Find out how you can get the help you need to build your career and find the right job or business opportunity for you.


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Educational and Career Counseling

If you’re leaving active service soon, find out how to get free educational and career counseling (also called Chapter 36).


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Reasonable Accommodation For Individuals With Disabilities

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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Veterans with Disabilities

EEOC Efforts for Veterans with Disabilities

Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Veterans

Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Employers

Department of Labor (Office of Disability Employment Policy) Choose a Disability Employment Policy Resource by Topic


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Hiring Veterans with Disabilities in the Federal Government

Tips for Applicants with Disabilities Applying for Federal Jobs

The ABCs of Schedule A

Q&A: Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce


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Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services

VA created Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services (HVCES) to improve employment outcomes for Veterans who have experienced homelessness. HVCES has deployed more than 150 Vocational Development Specialists who serve as Community Employment Coordinators (CECs), at most VA Medical Centers across the country. CECs are part of the VHA homeless program teams and are a bridge to community employment resources and employers ready to hire Veterans exiting homelessness. CECs benefit employers in the following ways:

  • Pre-screen Veterans with a variety of skill sets and from all educational levels
  • Refer job-ready Veteran candidates who are ready to work from day one for open positions
  • Help facilitate hiring and onboarding
  • Assist Veterans in applying their military experiences to civilian employment
  • Help in meeting diversity and inclusion goals

CECs increase Veterans’ likelihood of employment success by connecting them to job-related resources and career opportunities and a range of supports from VA and the community, including health care, housing and social services. They also collaborate with VA and non-VA partners— Compensated Work Therapy, VR&E, American Job Centers, Department of Labor homeless Veteran grantees, workforce agencies, and faith-based and community organizations—to identify gaps in competitive employment services for homeless Veterans.


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Housing Toolkit

Housing Toolkit

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Mental Health Services

Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet.


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Additional Information:

2018 Federal Handbook

This unique handbook, written for active federal employees, covers everything you need to know about your federal pay and benefits, such as the different pay schedules, base and locality pay, overtime pay, compensatory time off, relocation and retention bonuses, performance awards, holidays, all the various leave benefits, the federal student loan repayment program, Employee Assistance Programs, Alternative Work Schedules and more!

The Federal Handbook Covers the Following Topics:

Benefits for National Guard and Reserve

YouTube VA Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers

Vet Center Program


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The following links are provided for more information about the VA Benefits Briefings:

VA Health Care Web Portal

VA eBenefits Web Portal


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The following links are provided for further external references:

United States Department of Labor*

United States Department of Labor Transition Assistance*

Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities*

Army SFL-TAP Homepage*


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