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new $17,000 benifits for veterans, limited enrollment

Military Authority Member
Lute Atieh August 7th, 2012

Hi Everyone,
recently the president launched a campaign to motivate and promote the hiring of veterans. In order to promote that he also activated the VRAP program. This program allows veterans who do not qualify for the GI BILL or who did not use it to get a second chance at training. The vrap program allows 12 months of benefits for short term training, for example technical diplomas in technology, networking and security etc.
Here is the best part about this program, it is 12 months of benefits equaling about $17,600, an average of $1,400 per month. So it is in your best interest to locate a school that allows for monthly payments once the VA pays the student, and who can offer you a monthly payment for less than that. In fact, the lower the monthly payment, the more of the funds you are able to retain for living related expenses while you are in your training.

In short, you can get a year of training and some extra cash to live on while you are doing that if you can locate a low monthly payment.

Here are a few resources to help get you started: http://www.acot.edu/pages/veterans-retraining-assistance-program.php

This site shows the programs that are in demand and approved, you can also find a list of approved schools that will accept VRAP.

I just returned from training on this and can tell you that they will only approve 45,000 per year for the next two years. So far they are only at around 10,000 approvals to date out of 45K applications. Most veterans do not know about this yet, there are some basic eligibility requirements, check out the page above to get that information.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. ill do that i can or point you to the right spot for more information.

Respectfully,

LA

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