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Program Description:

Veterans?? Employment & Training Service (VETS) provides veterans and service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce. VETS programs aim to maximize their employment opportunities, protect their employment rights and meet labor-market demands with qualified veterans. There are seven VETS programs summarized below.

REALifeLines helps wounded and injured service members and veterans access valuable online resources, in addition to contact information for one-on-one employment assistance to help them transition into the civilian workforce.

The Veterans?? Preference Advisor helps veterans determine if they are entitled to preferences in appointment to Federal jobs, the benefits associated with the preferences, and enumerates the steps necessary to file a complaint due to the failure of a Federal agency to provide those benefits.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisors help veterans submit online claims if they believe they experience discrimination in employment, regardless of whether their uniformed service was in the past, present or future.

Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) provides services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force. HVRP also seeks to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.

The Transition Assistance Program for Veterans (TAP) provides career information for active duty service members, National Guard, Reserves, and spouses of service members separating or retiring from the military.

O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of occupational skills, knowledge, and abilities that can help you align your military experience, education, and training curricula with current civilian workplace needs.


General Program Requirements:

VETS programs are available to veterans and service members. Individual programs may have additional requirements.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

REALifeLines: Contact your REALifeLines representative at 202-693-4724 or 703-908-6296. Or visit the REALifeLines website at

Veterans?? Preference Advisor: Visit the Veterans?? Preference Advisor website at

USERRA Advisor: Visit the USERRA Advisor website at

Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP): Contact the VETS?? office nearest you, which is listed in the phone book under United States Government, U.S. Department of Labor. Or refer to the list of regional and state offices at

Transition Assistance Program for Veterans (TAP): Visit the TAP website at http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap/main.htmO*NET: Visit O*NET at


Program Contact Information:

Visit VETS?? HireVetsFirst website at

for program information and other resources.


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Labor

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