Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

Who can use this service?

Veterans are eligible if they:

  • Have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Obtain a VA service-connected disability rating or memo rating of 10 percent or more (for Veterans rated 10 percent, a serious employment handicap is also needed to establish entitlement).
  • Apply for VR&E services
  • Have an established employment handicap resulting from a service-connected disability.

Basic period of Eligibility

The basic period of eligibility ends 12 years from the date of notification of one 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.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Paso Robles Veterans Memorial Building

By appointment only

240 Scott Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

Arroyo Grande Library

By appointment only

800 West Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

SLO Veterans Memorial Building

Monday - Friday 9-5

801 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

Frequently Asked Questions

What services are provided?

Services that may be provided by the VR&E Program include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
  • Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance
  • Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations
  • On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences
  • Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school
  • Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and medical referrals
  • Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities

 

To schedule an appointment or for information regarding VA benefits, please call (805) 781-5766.

To fax to our office, dial (805) 781-5769.

To reach Breanne Salmon, Mental Health Counselor, dial (805) 748-2403 or email bsalmon@co.slo.ca.us.

To reach Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF), regarding eligibility for homeless services, contact Jory Rogers at (805) 503-0944 or (805) 237-0352.