Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment

General Overview

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) services can help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Learn more about Veteran Readiness and Employment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Basic Eligibility

  • The veteran MUST have received an honorable discharge.
  • Duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
  • Entitlement to services is established if the veteran is within his or her 12-year basic period of eligibility and has a 20 percent or greater service-connected disability rating and an employment handicap.
  • If the service-connected disability rating is less than 20 percent or if the veteran is beyond the 12-year basic period of eligibility, then a serious employment handicap must be found to establish entitlement to VR&E services.
  • As a result of the veteran's disability, vocational rehabilitation is required for gainful employment. For more information, contact the Vocational Rehabilitation program at 800-827-1000.

To Enroll

  • Apply for Veteran Readiness and Employment benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.
  • Your assigned Veterans Affairs (VA) case manager will complete a VA Form 22-1905 and forward it to UC Davis’ Veteran Certifying Official.
  • All requests for personal reimbursements should be directed to your assigned VA case manager.

Required Forms for UC Davis

Contact Information

  • UC Davis Veteran Certifying Official
    530-752-2020 | vaoffice@ucdavis.edu
  • Veterans Administration Educational Office
    888-442-4551
  • Veterans Administration Direct Deposit Information
    888-838-2778