If the veteran is rated at 20% or higher for a service-connected condition, they may apply for a rehabilitation program. The VA will pay for tuition, books, tools, other expenses, or provide a monthly living allowance depending on eligibility. Employment assistance is also available to help the rehabilitated veteran get a job. A seriously disabled veteran may be provided services and assistance to increase independence in daily living. You have 12 years after separation from service to use this program, although extensions are possible under certain conditions. Please contact our office or the VA Regional Office for more details about this program.