Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans (Chapter 31)
VOC-REHAB rehabilitation and employment benefits are managed by the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Division in the Winston-Salem, NC Regional Benefit Office. In order to receive CH31 benefits, you must have submitted an application and been approved for CH31 benefits by the VR&E Winston-Salem Regional Office.
Note: Veterans who have recently relocated to the area must contact the VR&E Division prior to initiating VR&E benefits processing at NC State. The telephone number for VR&E is (336) 714-6099.
Step 1. If you have not been approved for CH31 benefits, follow these steps to apply online:
- Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (CH31) benefits online at https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp.
- Complete and submit VA Form 28-1900
Step 2. Register for classes at NC State as soon as your Enrollment Wizard opens. To see when you may begin enrolling for the upcoming term, log into your MyPack Portal and view your Planning & Enrollment tile within the Student Homepage.
Step 3. Visit and complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request in your MyPack Portal (MyPack Portal: Student Homepage > Personal Information tile > Veterans Information > Request Benefits Certification)
Step 4. Upload your CH31 Vocational Rehabilitation approval letter. If you do not possess proof of benefit, please upload a Word document listing your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s name and email address.
Step 5. Submit your MyPack Portal VA Enrollment Certification Request.
NOTE: Upon completion of VA Enrollment Certification processing, the School Certifying Official notifies the NC State Cashier’s Office that you are a Chapter 31, VOC-REHAB student. From a student account payment perspective, your student account tuition/fee and book payment will be deferred. Invoicing will take place directly with the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Division in the Winston-Salem, NC, Regional Benefit Office.
*Following the first day of the term, any schedule change made after the completion of your ‘Enrollment Certification’ by the School Certifying Official may result in a VA debt.