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When applying for vocational rehabilitation benefits, contact the Portland Regional Office to work directly with a local VA counselor. The application, VA form 28-1900, is available on the eBenefits website. You may choose to print VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation, from the Forms page, complete it, and mail it to the VA regional office that serves your area.
How can I get an Education Plan to provide to my Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
Step One: Apply to Oregon State University and by providing your DD214 to the OSU admissions office you can have your application fee and Advanced Tuition Deposit waived.
Step Two: Have official transcripts of any college level transfer coursework sent to the OSU admissions office for evaluation. It can take up to 6 weeks for your transcripts to be evaluated once they have been received by Oregon State University Admissions. Once your transcripts have been reviewed by the admissions office, an academic advisor for your program major can work with you to develop a course plan.
Step Three: Once your vocational rehabilitation benefits have been approved, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will send an authorization form to Oregon State University so that you may receive benefits (this applies only if you are enrolled at OSU).
Step Four: Once you are enrolled, the VA certifying official will certify your enrollment to your VA counselor.
Step Five: You must inform the OSU Veteran Certifying Officials if you increase or reduce your credit load and fall under a different payment rate category.
Certifying for the Chapter 31 benefits requires an authorization form from the Vocational Rehab Counselor. The Veteran Certifying Officials will process the authorization and send a copy to the OSU Bookstore and to the Business Office.
Once the paperwork is processed your name will be on a list at the bookstore allowing you to get your books and supplies.
To get your parking pass you will need to go to the Business Office in the Kerr Administration Bldg.
The Business Office will issue a receipt to be submitted to Parking Services for a parking pass.
The Vocational Rehab Counselor is responsible for issuing the money for the VA benefit.
For more information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, please visit the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service webpage or call the VA toll free at 1 (800) 827-1000.