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Veteran Readiness and Employment Program

Veteran Readiness Program (Chapter 31) provides assistance to veterans who have a service-connected disability of at least 20 percent and are in need of vocational rehabilitation. You may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits if you are rated 10% disabled – however it must be determined that you have a serious employment handicap.


Veterans generally have 12 years from the date they are notified of their entitlement to use the program. Eligible veterans may be allowed up to 48 months of full-time benefits. You can find detailed information on the program website.

How to Use Your Benefits

Submit your VA paperwork.

Sign in to your eBenefits account. Select Apply, then click on Veteran Readiness and Employment Program. Select the service that you are applying for – if you are eligible, we will invite you to an orientation session at your nearest VA regional office.

Register for your classes.

When you register for your courses at Trident University, choose Veteran Benefits as your method of payment. If you are unable to do so, please inform a VA certifying official that you are planning on using your VA benefits for that session.

Settle your Trident tuition.

Upon receipt of the PO Authorization from your Case Manager, the Student Finance Department will release the financial hold on your course(s). Please contact our Student Finance Department if you have any questions regarding settlement.

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