Yesterday the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their “Employment Situation of Veterans – 2013” report which summarized the 2013 annual data and also includes employment information on Veterans with service-connected disabilities as well as Veterans who served in the National Guard/Reserves. The data on Veterans with service-connected disabilities and those who […]
Many of you have heard about some changes in the VRAP program so I thought it might be useful to try and provide you with some direct information. Bottom line, given that the statute directs VA that we do not have the authority to pay VRAP benefits after 31 March 2014, the decision was made […]
On October 1, 2013, the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs will no longer be accepting applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), as the deadline to apply established in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 will have been reached.
The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) offers a renewed opportunity for education/training and job assistance to unemployed Veterans 35-60 years old. As of this week there have been over 117,000 applicants.
The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) program has garnered more applicants (over 97K), COE’s (about 80K) and enrolled (over 30K). There is still much to do to encourage those who have a COE to use their VRAP benefit before it expires in March 2014.