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 […]
VRAP Frequently Asked Questions
We received many questions concerning the VRAP program and would like to share some important information to address as many of these questions as possible.
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Has Closed!
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.
GI Bill Advance Payments and Other College Funding Cources
You may have come across the term “advance payment” in dealing with GI Bill benefits. Who wouldn’t want their pay in advance? Better sooner than later, sign me up! So what exactly is it? Can a Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) student request advance payments?
VRAP Makes Headway
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.
VRAP – Helping Veterans Find Employment
The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which was officially rolled out July 1, 2012, was created to help unemployed veterans who are seeking to learn new skills in the face of challenging economic conditions.
Employers VOW to Hire Heroes
In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 last November. Included in this new law are the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Special Employer Incentive (SEI), and Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).