38 CFR § 21.6052 - Evaluations.

§ 21.6052 Evaluations.

(a) Scope and nature of evaluation. The scope and nature of the evaluation under this program shall be the same as for an evaluation of the reasonable feasibility of achieving a vocational goal under the procedures described for chapter 31 benefits. See § 21.50(b)(5) and § 21.53 (d) and (f).

(b) Specific services which may be provided in the course of evaluation in determining the reasonable feasibility of achieving a vocational goal. The following specific services may be provided as a part of the evaluation of reasonable feasibility of achieving a vocational goal, as appropriate:

(1) Assessment of feasibility by a Counseling Psychologist (CP) or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC);

(2) Review of feasibility assessment and of need for special services by the Vocational Rehabilitation Panel;

(3) Provision of medical and other diagnostic services;

(4) Evaluation of employability, for a period not to exceed 30 days, by professional staff of an educational or rehabilitation facility.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1524(b))

(c) Responsibility for evaluation. All determinations as to the reasonable feasibility of vocational training and entitlement to assistance under 38 U.S.C. 1524 shall be made by a CP or VRC in the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Division.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1524(b))
[53 FR 4397, Feb. 16, 1988, as amended at; 81 FR 26132, May 2, 2016; 87 FR 8744, Feb. 16, 2022]