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Newest GI Bill – VRAP – Now Accepting Applications

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

I receive this email from the VA this morning: “We will start accepting applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)on May 15th for training that begins on or after July 1, 2012. If you are an unemployed Veteran, you may be eligible to receive 12 months of training assistance equal to the full-time monthly payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). You must pursue a program approved for VA benefits offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to a high demand occupation and result in an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree or a Certificate. Don’t forget to sign up early as participation in the program is limited to a total of 99,000 Veterans with only 45,000 Veterans allowed to participate prior to October 1, 2012.

VA will publish more details on the program as they become available at our VOW website.

Thank you for your interest and please feel free to pass this message on to another Veteran.

Curtis L. Coy

Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs”

I”ll keep sending out information as I receive it.


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