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Compensated Work Therapy

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Welcome to the Department of Veterans Affairs website for Compensated Work Therapy. Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational rehabilitation program that endeavors to match and support work ready veterans in competitive jobs, and to consult with business and industry regarding their specific employment needs. In some locations CWT is also known as Veterans Industries; these designations are synonymous.

Check out our Success Story about the Supported Employment Program.

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Our professional CWT staff provides:

  • State of the art vocational rehabilitation services
  • Job matching and employment supports
  • Vocational Case Management
  • Work site and job analysis
  • Consultation regarding assistive technology
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Guidance in addressing ADA regulations compliance

CWT programs strive to maintain highly responsive long term quality relationships with business and industry promoting employment opportunities for veterans with physical and mental disabilities. Many of our individual programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and are members of the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA). Typically CWT programs are located within VA medical centers in most large metropolitan areas and many smaller communities. Review the CWT Locations page to find site specifics.