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Quesion About Voc Rehad Or The Ilp

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A friend of mine was told he has exceeded his time limit for voc rehab and is not eligable. Does anyone know anything about a time limit. the site did say you have 12 years from when you got out or got awarded. he was medically discharged out so that was both over 12 years ago. He did get an increase to 30% from 10% about 4 years ago. Does that re-age his time on that. Please advise of where I can find this info or any of the info if you guys have it.... thnx

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Veterans are eligible if they:

  • Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services

    The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E VetSuccess services may be used is 12 years from the latter 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.

The basic period of eligibility may be extended if a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) determines that a Veteran has a Serious Employment Handicap.

Now let's say he started a job that he cannot do any longer because of his SC'd conditions they do make exceptions from my understanding.

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If the service connected disability rating is less than 20%, 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 VetSuccess services. A serious employment handicap is based on the extent of services required to help a Veteran to overcome his or her service and non-service connected disabilities permitting the return to suitable employment.

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