If youâ€™re a Veteran who is unemployed, looking for work, or in need of training to qualify for a job, extended vocational rehabilitation assistance may be available. The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) program extends vocational rehabilitation benefits for 12 months for Veterans whoâ€™ve completed the VA vocational rehabilitation program and have run out of initial unemployment benefits.
To qualify for extended job readiness assistance from VA, you must:
These vocational rehabilitation and employment services may be available:
Veterans may also participate in the SEI program, which encourages employers to hire Veterans who face extraordinary barriers to employment. Qualifying Veterans hired by SEI employers receive on-the-job training, income and benefits, and ongoing support from trained VA counselors. The program aims to help Veterans overcome barriers to employment, learn valuable skills in practical settings, and gain long-term employment. Call 1-800-827-1000 to ask a career and training specialist if you qualify for SEI.
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated January 17, 2014