VA Education and Career Counseling Services

The US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration offers Education and Career Counseling to transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and qualified dependents.  The program offers personalized career counseling to help achieve goals and ensure the most effective use of VA benefits.

Who is eligible for the Education and Career Counseling Program?

Transitioning servicemembers within six months prior to discharge from active duty

Veterans within one year after discharge from active duty

Any servicemember or veteran eligible for a VA education benefit

All current VA education benefit recipients


Services include:

Career choice assistance - helps participants understand the best career options based on interests and skills

Benefits coaching - provides guidance on VA benefits and resources to achieve education and career goals

Personalized support - academic or adjustment counseling and support to help remove any barriers to success


Application process:

Connect with a VA counselor to receive this personalized assistance.  Fill out the application here.

Mail the application to your local VA Regional Office.  You can find the mailing address here.

A representative will contact you once your application is received and you will be given a time to meet with a counselor.


For more information call 1-800-827-1000 or visit the website here.