I was starting the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation process in November of last year. I felt intimidated by the bureaucracy I knew was waiting on for me on the other side of a desk somewhere. The support network that Ben Krause has put together for fellow veterans helped me feel confident when I walked into my first meeting. Having served in the military, we all know how important confidence is. I was able to set down, look across that desk, and tell my vocational rehabilitation counselor that I have a plan that’s ready to be put into action. I was approved in December and now I’m enrolled in the Harvard Extension School earning my Masters in International Relations. Thanks Ben, your support helped me gain the opportunity.
Thank you for putting together this information. I went into my VocRehab appointment prepared and confident. My counselor stated that the letter and supplemental information I provided was the most the most complete and comprehensive she had ever seen. I was granted an extension to complete my master's degree in biology. I don't know if I would have been approved it I hadn't been prepared and ready for my first meeting with the counselor. Thank you again for the great information.
- Janelle A.
Just a note and FYI, because of the templates and a ton of research and patience, I am starting law school in the fall using Ch. 31! I am extremely excited about this and am hoping to work on Veteran Legal Issues and Appeals once I am completed. Also, we are hoping to start Veteran Legal Clinics as well this fall! Will keep you updated and please feel free to share my experience. Thank you again, the templates were a huge help!
- Michael M.
I received approval for my VocRehab schooling. I will graduate from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. I appreciate your help with the booklet. I helped me to be prepared for the different meetings. I received back pay for subsistence until now. The schooling costs $12,700. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for "The Vocational Rehab Survival Guide." I used your guide and prepared a brief as I would to brief a General's staff. Had the two copies of the brief bound at FedEx Office and presented a copy to my VocRehab Counselor, She was so impressed that she showed it to other counselors in the office. All agreed that they had not seen a veteran so prepared before. The counselor then evaluated me with a "serious employment handicap" and recommended approval for me to attend a private law school here in St. Petersburg, FL. The review board then approved my voc rehab plan to go to this private law school.
- Barb W.
I am sending you this email with a huge grin on my face. I count my lucky stars I found your program! I followed it exactly, arrived at the VA prepared to the nines and they said yes! My counselor thanked me for being so prepared and for being able to explain how my situation fit the requirements.
So here is another person who is going to use VocRehab for grad school! My counselor actually seems excited about the plan- we are starting with prep for the GRE right away.
And the fact that my preferred schools were all over the country didn't even phase her!
- Anna M.
Thank you for being such a great advocate for all of us veterans. My experience with VocRehab was great because of the wisdom you bestowed upon me before my first interview. I went in there with a plan and came out with more than I bargained for (in a good way). I will be starting this Fall in an MBA program through Chapter 31, and very much look forward to writing this new chapter in my life.
- Rodney C.
Good Evening Mr. Krause,
Just wanted to say thanks for all the useful tools in the VocRehab guide. I spoke with my counselor and was able to have my plan changed to include law school. Your book was a helpful tool it allowing that to happen.
- Jonathan L.
It has been my goal for some time to go back to school and pursue my MBA. A lot of hard work and determination went into that process and I was fortunate to be accepted at a Top 20 MBA program in the Midwest. However, without VocRehab, I was looking at over $140,000 in student loans. Yesterday I had my first meeting and because of how well prepared I was, my counselor was asking me what subsistence package I wanted not even a full 5 minutes into the meeting! Within 20 minutes, I had signed all the necessary paperwork, asked all my questions, and was approved for the program...
The fact that I am entitled to this program is completely life-changing on so many levels, and I have you to thank specifically for helping make it happen.
- Matt M.