The Department of Veterans Affairs finally increased the headcount of its little known VA Vocational Rehabilitation program by hiring 20 percent more counselors.
“The VR&E program is much more than a benefits program,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It’s a vital support network, where VA’s expert counselors work closely with Veterans on their personalized vocational rehabilitation goals. Congressional funding enables us to expand our team of counselors who are on the ground across the country working tirelessly for Veterans, and we appreciate their support.”
After years of complaints from veterans and their Voc Rehab Counselors, the agency decided to augment its agency staff rather than rely solely on software solutions to improve efficiencies. Presently, the agency serves around 180,000 veterans, which is quite a bit higher than the number claimed in the VA press release.