Though many Veterans are aware that they are able to receive employment services through Veterans Affairs (VA), there is also another option for free of cost employment services for Veterans who have been diagnosed with a disability. Through Vocational Rehabilitation, a federal-state program not affiliated with the VA, Veterans can request to work with employU for employment services at no cost to them.
Vocational Rehabilitation (through Florida Statute 413) defines a disability as "a physical or mental impairment that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment." Therefore, a disability includes, but is not limited to, the following diagnoses;
- Vision Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
How to Get Started
To take advantage of employU's free of cost employment services, you must first register with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). To learn more about registering with VR click here or fill out the contact form on this page and a member of our staff will contact you to answer any questions you may have and help you through each step of the process.
Once you have registered with VR, you are able to choose which employment services vendor your would like to work with. If you would like to choose employU as your vendor, simply request to do so when meeting with your VR counselor. Once we receive your referral from VR, a member of our staff will reach out to get you started with our employment services.
employU's Free Employment Services for Veterans
Free of Cost Through Vocational Rehabilitation (Separate from the VA)
Vocational and Psychological Evaluations
employU offers Vocational and Psychological Evaluation services. Available in both virtual and in-person formats, these evaluation services work together to provide a clearer, more detailed picture of the best career path for each client.
For more information on Vocational Evaluations click here.
For more information on Psychological Evaluations click here.
Self-Advocacy Workshop, Pre-Employment Training, Job Coaching and Placement
employU’s services allow customers to work with Employment Specialists to find the right career path for them. Our team explores available job opportunities in each customer’s travel radius, accompanies them to interviews, and advocates on their behalf with employers.
We ensure customers have a positive seeking experience and adjust well to their new job roles once they are hired.It is not just a job search, it is about highlighting a customer’s strengths and abilities to secure employment that is fulfilling and rewarding.
Paid On-the-Job Trainings and Industry-Based Work Experiences
Paid On-the-Job Trainings, also called Work-Based Learning Experiences, give individuals the opportunity to get paid while receiving hands-on training and work experience.
This includes Industry-Based Work Experience programs that allow individuals to train and earn certifications within certain industries such as construction and skilled trades, manufacturing, and hospitality.
For more information on Industry-Based Work Experiences click here.
Supported Employment And Discovery Services
employU’s certified specialists are skilled in working with customers at all levels of ability. A customized plan is created for every individual to ensure the proper supports are in place. This is their blueprint for success.
For more information on Supported Employment And Discovery Services click here.
Ticket to Work and C-WIP
Social Security’s Ticket to Work program can help decrease reliance on Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). This program is specifically created to increase financial and independent well-being of program recipients without affecting their benefits.
For more information on Ticket to Work and C-WIP please click here.
employU offers virtual services throughout Florida. No matter where you live in the state, you can gain access to our virtual services.
For more information on Virtual Services click here.
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