VA Programs & Services
Finding a meaningful, satisfying job is among the most
important things that a Veteran can do to support his or her
recovery from a mental health or substance abuse problem. The VA has
a few different web resources to help you in this process. Please
- Veterans Employment Toolkit - Resources for
Veterans: This section of the toolkit is designed to provide
Veterans with answers and resources in finding and obtaining
employment, as well as making career decisions. (This toolkit also
contains pertinent information for employers, managers/supervisors,
human resource professionals.)
- VA for Vets: This site facilitates the
reintegration, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA for Vets offers career-
search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, in addition to
career development services, and coaching and reintegration support
for military Service Members.
- Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program:
This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to
prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with
service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot
immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve
their ability to live as independently as possible.
- VetSuccess.gov: This is a comprehensive one-stop
site for Veteran and Servicemember employment needs. Veterans can
browse job listings, post resumes, and apply for positions directly
on the site. Employers can post jobs, view Veteran resumes, and
receive job applications.
- Compensated Work Therapy (CWT): CWT is a
vocational rehabilitation program that strives to match and support
work ready Veterans in competitive jobs. Services include work site
and job assessment, staff training and consultation services,
employee screening, job matching, and follow-up services.