By law, VA cannot accept applications for VRAP after October 1, 2013.
If you have been approved for VRAP training benefits, please enroll in a training program as soon as possible in order to receive the greatest benefit amount available through the program. Training benefits will be paid through March 31, 2014.
It’s important for VA to know if you do not plan on using your benefits - we could open your spot to someone else.
If you received a Certificate of Eligibility for VRAP but no longer wish to participate in the program, you can let us know by sending us an email via the GI Bill website at www.GIBill.va.gov. Click on the “Submit a Question” button in the middle of the page, login to your account and click “Ask a Question.” You must have an account to submit a question. If you do not have an account, you can set one up by clicking here.
Please place “Withdraw from VRAP” in the subject line and provide the following information in the body of your email:
VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans who:
To date, VA has received and processed more than 143,000 VRAP applications. Of over 126,000 approved applicants, more than 74,000 have enrolled in a training program.
VA has paid more than $700,000,000 in VRAP benefits to unemployed Veterans, age 35-60.
Participants must attend full-time in order to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program ($1,564 effective October 1, 2012 and $1,648 effective October 1, 2013). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program. VRAP benefits can only be paid for full-time training. You will not receive benefits for any time period during which your training drops below full-time. This includes situations in which one or more of your classes ends before the others.
Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation.
VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high demand occupation, as determined by the Department of Labor. Click here to see a listing of high demand occupations.
as of November 15, 2013
Enrolled in Training
Veterans Crisis Line:
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Last updated January 17, 2014