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Chapter 31

Chapter 31 — Vocational Rehabilitation

Tuition, fees, books, supplies and a monthly subsistence allowance is available for veterans who are ten percent or more service connected disabled. Veterans may contact the VA Outpatient Clinic in McAllen to apply for the program.


  • Vocational Rehabilitation is a program which helps eligible disabled veterans get and keep lasting, suitable jobs. It also helps seriously disabled veterans achieve independence in daily living.
  • You may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation if you are rated 10% disabled, and you have a serious employment handicap.
  • VA will pay your training costs, such as tuition and fees, books, supplies, equipment, and, if needed, special services. While you are in training, VA will also pay you a monthly benefit to help with living expenses, called a subsistence allowance.
  • For more information go to Chapter 31 Benefits Chart