Every Veteran receives priority service at CareerSource Palm Beach County. Veterans will be seen by the first available career consultant who will be able to assist in developing a plan of action for your employment, education and training needs. Veterans will also be screened for eligibility to work with our Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists where case management will be utilized in an effort to mitigate significant barriers to employment. Those Veterans who do not have significant barriers to employment may work with our professional career consultants for job search and skills enhancement.
You may be eligible for Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) services if you:
- Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge; or
- Was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or
- As a member of a Reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to Section 12301 (a), (d) or (g) 12302 or 12304 to Title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; or
- Spouse of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability or whose spouse is missing in action, captured in the line of duty by a hostile force or forcibly detained or interred in the line of duty by a foreign government or power.
AND you have a Significant Barrier to Employment:
There are seven Significant Barriers to Employment that would indicate a referral to a DVOP if individual also meets program definition of “Eligible Person” or “Eligible Veteran” in accordance with 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 § 4101 (5); Chapter 42 § 4211 (4):
- Special disabled or disabled veterans
- Homeless, or will imminently lose housing within the next 21 days, or fleeing a dangerous home situation.
- A recently-separated service member (discharged within the last 3 years) who at any point in the previous 12 months has been unemployed for 27 or more weeks;
- An offender who has been or is currently incarcerated
- Lacking a high school diploma or equivalent certificate
- Any veteran ages 18 to 24