Chapter 31 Veterans

VA Orientation Guides:

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehab

Chapter 31 is for Vocational Rehabilitation Students. These students should have the completed VA form 28-1905 (from their Case Manager) sent to the Sam Houston VA Representative.

Requirements and Benefits

The Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

You may qualify for these benefits if you:

  • Served on or after September 16, 1940;
  • Have service connected disabilities (SCD) rated at least 20 percent disabling by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA);
  • Need vocational rehabilitation to overcome an employment limitation.

Services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance or, if needed, medical and/or dental treatment. Services generally last up to 48 months.

You must meet with a VA vocational rehabilitation counselor to apply for Chapter 31 benefits