Veteran Affairs
Veteran Affairs

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation





The Vocational Rehabilitation program is for service members leaving active due to medical issues and veterans with service- connected disabilities.  The program provides services leading to employment or help for individuals to live more independently.


Basic Eligibility

  • Have an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge
  • Have a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% or more


To apply for Chapter 31 benefits, fill out this electronic application and contact the Veterans Affairs Services Center- Ft. McIntosh Campus- Lerma Peña Building Room  250 or call (956) 764-5768, once you have completed it.  

In addition, you need to request that a copy of your military transcripts be sent to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions,  Laredo Community College, West End Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040. This can be done online at each branch of service. 


Verification of Enrollment
Once a file is established and a student is enrolled, the VA requires monthly verification of enrollment therefore, you will be required to contact your assigned Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.


 To learn more about Chapter 31 benefits, visit the Laredo Community College- Veterans Affairs Services Center- Ft. McIntosh Campus- Lerma Peña Buidling Room 250 and contact:

Maria Estela Garcia, Veteran Affairs Coordinator

Phone: (956) 764-5768- main campus

Phone: (956) 794-4365- south campus (Thursdays Only)

Fax: (956) 721-5360