Veterans Applying for Retraining Top 30,000 and Climbing

Photo courtesy of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The Hire Heroes Act of 2011 included a section for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). It offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor rolled out VRAP July 1, 2012 and as of July 9 it’s received more than 30,000 applications.

Veterans who qualify  for VRAP are:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to un-employability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

The program is limited to 45,000 participants through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014.

Details on the VRAP are available HERE.

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2 Responses

  1. A plausable initiative, a program complementary with others, that may done possibility to veterans not qualifying for other programs.
    Conclusively a manner to extend all veterans the possibility of employement and jobs.
    thanks also on their name claudio Alpaca

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