Microsoft Word - Guidebook for Veterans Incarcerated in Vir…

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v Basic period of Eligibility P The basic period of eligibility ends 12 years from the date of notification of one of the following: Date of separation from active military service, or Date the Veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating. P The basic period of eligibility may be extended if a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) determines that a Veteran has a Serious Employment Handicap. v Transitioning Service members within six months prior to discharge from active duty v Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty v Any Service member/Veteran currently eligible for a VA education benefit v Services include Assisting the Service member/Veteran with: P Career Choice - understand the best career options for you based on your interests and capabilities P Benefits Coaching - guidance on the effective use of your VA benefits and/or other resources to achieve your education and career goals P Personalized Support - Academic or adjustment counseling and personalized support to help you remove any barriers to your success To apply: P Log into your account select “apply” select “Vocational Rehabilitationand Employment Benefits” Apply for "Educational and Career Counseling" P If you do not have an eBenefits account fill out VA Form 28-8832, “Application forCounseling” and mail to your nearest VA Regional Office, Attn: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Compensated Work Therapy Program (CWT): P Eligibility: To be considered for participation in the CWT program, a Veteran must beeligible to receive VA healthcare services, have a goal of a return to competitive  employment and have barriers to obtaining and/or retaining employment which requires the intensive supports provided by one of the CWT service components. P Applying: Veteran would first meet with their provider about having a consult or ordersent to the CWT program. Once a consult is received, the CWT staff contact the Veteranto schedule an appointment v v You can also access veteran employment resources at and at v

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