The Veterans 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 Requirements
You must be enrolled in the VA health care system (or qualify based on one of the exceptions in the law). Go to Basic Medical Benefits Package for Veterans 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 benefit.
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
- Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information Systems (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question online
- Call 1-877-222-8387