Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists are onsite to provide intensive services to veterans with significant barriers to employment (SBE).
Listed are identified Veteran eligibility requirements for DVOP services:
- A special disabled or disabled veteran who is receiving VA disability compensation or has a claim pending to receive compensation
- A special disabled or disabled veteran who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability
- A veteran who is Homeless/At Risk – or lacks fixed, regular nighttime residence or fleeing a violent situation
- A recently separated service member unemployed for 27 or more weeks in the previous 12 months
- An offender who is currently incarcerated or has been released from incarceration
- A veteran lacking a High School Diploma or equivalent certificate
- A low income individual, receiving public assistance, housing, food, TANF or other programs
- Veterans aged 18-24
- Vietnam-era Veterans
- A transitioning member of the Armed Forces who has been identified in need of intensive services (individualized career services) by their military command
- A member of the Armed Forces who is wounded, ill, or injured and receiving treatment in military treatment facility (MTF) or warrior transition unit (WTU)
- A spouse or family caregiver of a wounded, ill or an injured member
- A spouse of any veteran who died of a service-connected disability
- A spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time pf application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days:
- Missing in action;
- Captured in the line of duty by a hostile force; or
- Forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power; or
- A spouse of any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs
- Veteran is defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2) as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. Active service includes full-time duty in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time duty for training purposes. All veterans are eligible for priority of service for all Department of Labor programs at the AJC.
- Eligible veteran for DVOP services is a person who: a) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge; b) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; c) was a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to section 12301(a), (d), or (g), 12302, or 12304 of 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 d) was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge.
- Disabled Veteran. A special disabled Veteran or disabled Veteran (as defined by U.S.C 38-4211 (1) and (3) who: a) is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of retired military pay would be entitled to compensation) from the VA; b) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service connected disability; c) has a disability rating of 10 or higher provided by the VA or a military service issued disability determination; or d) any Veteran who attests to having a disability claim pending with the VA.
- Homeless Veteran. A Veteran who: a) lacks a fixed regular, adequate nighttime residence; b) has a primary residence that is a publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; or c) any individual or family who is fleeing or is attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions in the individuals’ or family’s current housing situation; and who have no other residence and lack the resource or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.
- Recently Separated Veteran – Unemployed – A Veteran within 36 months of their separation from active duty service in the military AND who at any point he previous 12 months has been unemployed for 27 or more weeks
- Incarcerated Veteran – A Veteran offender, as defined by WIOA Section 3(38) who is currently incarcerated, or who has been released from incarceration.
- Veteran lacking a GED/High School Diploma. A Veteran without a high school diploma or equivalent certificate.
- Low-income Veteran – A Veteran who meets the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act definition in WIOA Sec 3(36). WIOA defines a “low-income individual” as one shoe total family income does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70% of the Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL).References: VPL 03-14, VPL 03-14 Change 1, VPL 03-14 Change 2, VPL 07-14, VPL 03-19Updated: 6.11.2021
How to Get Started
To get started with the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP):
- Register online at our HIREGUAM website.
- Visit the American Job Center or call to schedule an appointment.
414 West Soledad Ave.
Suite 300 (3rd Floor), GCIC Building
Hagåtña, Guam 96910
American Job Center
Department of Labor
414 West Soledad Avenue
Suite 808, GCIC Building
Hagatna, Guam 96910
Phone: (671) 300-4555