Program DescriptionThe Department of Veteran's Affairs' (VA) Compensated Work Therapy Program matches and supports work ready Veterans in competitive jobs. The program also consults with business and industry about their specific employment needs.
The program helps Veterans with disabilities get competitive employment in the community, working in jobs they choose, while receiving the support they need.
General Program RequirementsYou must be enrolled in the VA health care system (or qualify based on one of the exceptions in the law). Go to Medical Benefits Package to view the program requirements.
Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services, the Veteran/Servicemember's character of discharge or service must be under conditions other than dishonorable (e.g. honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA.
For more information, visit our Compensation Work Therapy website.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessFor application information, visit the Contact Us page for Compensated Work Therapy and contact the division(s) most relevant to your needs.
Program Contact Information
If you have questions:
- Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information Systems (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question online
- Call 1-877-222-8387
To apply for additional benefits and view your benefit status, open an eBenefits Premium account. eBenefits is a one-stop source for information on DoD of VA benefits and services. With a free Premium level eBenefits account, Veterans, Servicemembers and their family members can conduct self-service transactions such as checking claim status information, GI Bill enrollment, and obtaining copies of civil service preference letters, Form DD214, and other personal information. For further information and to register for a free Premium level account, visit the eBenefits website.