Other Benefits & Information for Veterans
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Veterans, or service-members pending separation from military service for medical causes, may be eligible for VA Vocational Rehabilitation benefits if they incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability on or after September 16, 1940. The disability must be such that it entitles them to VA disability compensation of at least 10%, and they must be in need of vocational rehabilitation because the disability causes an employment handicap which has not been overcome by education or training.
Veteran Dependents 100% Tuition Waiver for dependents of deceased, disabled, missing in action or prisoner of war veterans
Eligibility: A child or surviving spouse of an eligible veteran or national guard member who:
1. Became totally disabled as defined in RCW 28B.15.385; OR
2. Lost his/her life while engaged in active federal military or naval service; OR
3. Is determined by the federal government to be a prisoner of war or missing in action.
Qualifying Criteria: The student must be domiciled in the state of Washington in order to qualify for the waiver.
Documentation: To determine eligibility, the student must provide a letter(Certificate of Eligibility) from the Department of Veterans Affairs authorizing dependents benefits. This is addressed to the dependent student and usually:
- States the date the veteran became totally disabled for VA purposes;
- States the date of the VA letter informing the veteran of VA's decision that he or
she is permanently and totally disabled due to service-connected disabilities;
- Instructs dependent students to choose their beginning date of eligibility as either one of those dates or any date between those two dates.
A Certificate of Eligibility may also be issued in a different format than above, but would provide similar information.
Please provide the Certificate of Eligibility to Clark College’s Veterans' Affairs office at your early convenience.
To apply go to http://www.gibill.va.gov
VA Work-Study Program
This program is available to students using VA education benefits or Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits and attending school at least three-quarter. Examples of areas in which VA Work-study students may work include; School Veterans Affairs Office, VA Regional Office, VA Medical Facilities, or at approved State Employment Offices. Work-study students are paid either at the State or Federal Minimum wage, whichever is greater. Contact the Veterans Services office for further information.
ADDITIONAL VA/MGIB LINKS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Services Homepage
Veterans Benefits Administration