Benefits for Military,
Veterans and Spouses
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
If you are a veteran with Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, you may be able to use those benefits for career development training.
Authorized by Congress, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program aims to help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.
To qualify for the VR&E program, an individual must undergo a comprehensive evaluation by a VA counselor, after which they will work together to develop a rehabilitation plan.
Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the GI Bill® for qualified veterans. You may contact the VA by calling 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for more information, or contact your local New Horizons.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is the Department of Defense's (DoD) employment assistance program for military spouses of active duty service members. The DoD is committed to helping military spouses find employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields. New Horizons can help. It is a proven fact that the more training and education job seekers have, the more likely they are to get better jobs at higher salaries. That's why MyCAA offers the following:
- Training: Eligible military spouses are now able to receive up to $4,000 of MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) that can help them pursue education, training, licenses, certificates, and degrees leading to employment in portable career fields. Please see the MyCAA Fact Sheet, which provides basic information about the MyCAA program and military spouse eligibility, as well as points of contact for who can help spouses, schools and participating organizations.
- Job Preparation: The schedules and locations of military spouses are always changing. Training in portable career fields, fields that are in high-demand and not restricted to location or time, prepares you to enter the workforce when you choose.
- Work Readiness Services: New Horizons works closely with local partners who are involved with work readiness and developing networks of military-friendly employers who are looking to hire military spouses into good paying positions.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site.