Programs for Service Connected Disabilities

  • Eligibility – If you are a military veteran with a service–related disability, you may be eligible for Disability Compensation benefits related to your service–connected disability. These benefits include a tax–free monthly allowance to cover expenses and health care. For information on the different disability entitlements, read the Veterans Benefits Fact Sheet.
  • Entitlements – Veterans have access to a wide–range of programs, such as the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program which assists Veterans with service–connected disabilities to find work. From work–related services, to health care, disabled veterans can access more information about their benefits here.
  • Services – Veterans who have service–connected disabilities are eligible for a variety of compensation programs and the amount varies depending on how disabled you are. For more information on services, visit here.
  • Reemployment with Previous Employer – Veterans who leave employment for military service are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). USERRA stipulates that employers must reemploy service members returning from service. For more information on USERRA, visit here.
  • Rapid Access to Employment – This program targets individuals who seek employment after separation from military service, or have the necessary skills to secure employment in an appropriate occupation.
  • Self–Employment – For disabled veterans who are looking to establish or expand a small business versus seeking employment in other business sectors, there are many resources available. If you are looking to become self–employed, visit here.
  • Employment through Long–Term Services – The Employment through Long–Term Services programs is part of Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits. These programs assists veterans with service–connected disabilities, providing access to training and/or education through on–the–job training, apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, work monitoring, work–study, public–private job partnering, or higher education. For more information on these benefits, visit here.