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Togus Regional Office

Togus Veteran Readiness and Employment Division

Welcome to the Veteran Readiness and Employment Division

Serving Disabled Veterans is Our Number One Mission

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) is the VA program that assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve employment or enhance their ability to function independently at home and in the community.

  • Location: Building 248, Room 205 at the Togus Regional Office
  • Postal Address: 1 VA Center, VR&E  - 28, Augusta, Maine 04330-6795
  • Phone: 1-207-623-8411 ext. 4600
  • Fax: 1-207-621-4867
  • Email:  (please include your name and address)

Veteran Readiness Services Include:

  • Assistance in finding and maintaining suitable employment
  • An evaluation of your abilities, skills, interests, and needs
  • Vocational counseling and planning
  • If neeeded, training such as on-the-job and non-paid work experience
  • If needed, educational training such as certificate, two, or four-year academic programs
  • Supportive rehabilitation services and additional counseling

Independent Living Services Include:

  • An evaluation to determine your independent living needs
  • Training in activities of daily living
  • Guidance and support throughout your rehabilitation program
  • Technological assistance
  • Personal adjustment counseling
  • In some cases, training to improve your ability to reach a vocational goal

Other Services Provided and Their Application Procedures:

  • Vocational and educational guidance and counseling to assist service-members, veterans, and certain dependents of veterans to help them select appropriate career goals and training institutions in use of their VA educational benefits. Call the nationwide VA toll-free telephone number, 1-800-827-1000 to request VA Form 28-8832, Application for Vocational-Educational Counseling. Click Here to Download and Print an application(s) for Education Benefits.
  • Vocational training to certain Vietnam veterans' chidren with Spina Bifida. Click here to read more about services and benefits available through Veterans Benefits Administration and Veterans Health Care Administration. Click here to Download and Print an application. To talk with a VA Veterans Services Representative, call the nationwide VA toll-free telephone number, 1-800-827-1000.