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Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Chapter 31

If you have a service-connected disability that makes it hard for you to succeed in your employment path, you may be interested in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program. VR&E training can help you find work in a different field that better suits your current abilities and interests.

How can I use this benefit at Xavier University?

  1. Apply for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
  2. Develop an Individual Written Rehabilitation Plan with your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  3. Apply to Xavier University
  4. Request that your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor provide the Veterans Advisor, Spencer Rumley, with a copy of VA Form 28-1905 Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance Into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status (If you have previously used VA Education benefits at another university/college, please complete VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training)
  5. Upon being admitted to Xavier, schedule an appointment with the Veterans Advisor, Spencer Rumley, to schedule courses (undergraduate students only, graduate students should contact their program director or academic department for guidance on scheduling courses)
  6. After you have scheduled courses, complete the VA Education Benefits Enrollment Request Form available on the Current Students page

Can I get vocational counseling and training for new skills through VR&E?

You may be eligible for these benefits if you’re a service member or Veteran with a service-connected disability, and you meet all of the requirements listed below.

All of these must be true:

  • You have an employment barrier or handicap
  • You’re enrolled in VR&E
  • Your service-connected disability makes it hard for you to prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment (a job that doesn’t make your disability worse, is stable, and matches your abilities, aptitudes, and interests)

Note: You may be eligible for both VR&E training and GI Bill benefits. You’ll need to decide which benefit you want to use. 

What kind of benefits may I be eligible for?

  • A complete skills assessment
  • Career guidance
  • Job-market evaluation
  • A Xavier University Degree in a vocational field that’s a good fit for you
  • Employment assistance 


Learn more about the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program