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Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)

If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31) benefits are managed by the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment Division in the Winston-Salem, NC Regional Benefit Office. In order to receive CH31 benefits, you must have submitted an application and been approved for CH31 benefits.

Step 1. If you have not been approved for CH31 benefits, follow these steps to apply online:

Step 2. Once approved for VR&E services, register for classes at NC State as soon as your Enrollment Wizard opens. To see when you may begin enrolling for the upcoming term, log into your MyPack Portal and view your Planning & Enrollment tile within the Student Homepage.

Step 3. Visit and complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request in your MyPack Portal (MyPack Portal: Student Homepage > Personal Information tile > Veterans Information > Request Benefits Certification)

Step 4. Upload your CH31 Veteran Readiness & Employment approval letter.  If you do not possess proof of benefit, please upload a Word document listing your VR&E counselor’s name and email address.

Step 5. Submit your MyPack Portal VA Enrollment Certification Request.

NOTE: Upon completion of your Certification Request via MyPack Portal, your student account is automatically coded to defer tuition/fee payment requirements. Invoicing will take place directly with the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Division.

*Following the first day of the term, any schedule change made after the completion of your ‘Enrollment Certification’ may result in a VA debt.