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On the Job Training
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
July 2014
On the Job Training
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Both on-the-job & apprenticeship training programs are available for
Veterans using their VA education benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
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These programs allow Veterans to learn a trade or skill through training on
the job participation rather than attending formal classroom instruction. A
Veteran generally enters into a training contract for a specific period with an
employer or union, and at the end of the training period, the Veteran gains
job certification or journeyman status.
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Note: This training is not available to active duty Servicemembers or spouses
using a transferred benefit.
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On the Job Training
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Employers or unions generally pay a reduced OJT/apprenticeship wage
(generally 40-50% of journeyman wages).
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Veterans in an approved program can use their GI Bill benefit and receive a
tax free stipend.
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The Post 9/11 GI Bill stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing
Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents, which is paid in addition to the
entry-level wage. Payments are issued monthly after VA receives
certification of hours worked from your employer or union.
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On the Job Training
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Minimum Period of Operation – the minimum amount of time that an educational institution
(or branch or extension of such educational institution) must have been continuously
operating and offering courses before a State approving agency may approve a course(s).
Branches and extensions are subject to the minimum period of operation requirements as
stated in 38 CFR 21.4251 regardless of whether the branch or extension receives a separate
or combined approval.
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Point of contact (POC) – a designated educational institution employee at an extension or
branch campus that does not have a school certifying official on location. The POC performs
various functions similar to those of the certifying official but does not have the capability to
certify enrollments through VA-Once.
Stipend = First six months of training 100% of your applicable MHA
Second six months of training 80% of your applicable MHA
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On the Job Training
The stipend is reduced 20% every six months thereafter as the Veteran’s wages
regularly increase until the Veteran has attained journeyman status and pay.
Stipend payments for other GI Bill programs are found at:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/benefitsresources/ratetables.html
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On the Job Training
• Employer Information.
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Employers can participate in this program. Contact your State Approving
Agency, which governs programs at the state level and helps determine
which programs Veterans should enroll in to maximize their VA educational
benefits.
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Approved employers can use this benefit as a recruiting tool by using wages
+ stipend to attract Veteran candidates.
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State Approving Agencies (SAA)
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The State Approving Agencies are responsible for approving
OJT/apprenticeship programs in their respective states.
Requirements generally entail submittting a training request form that
specifically outlines the proposed program, wages, and standard
workweek information, as well as the company contact name and
phone number. Once all required documents are submitted, approval
is generally completed in 1-2 months.
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For more information regarding OJT & apprenticeship programs, and
how to apply see:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/educationresources/programs/onth
ejobapprenticeshiptraining.html
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Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) OJT/Apprenticeship
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In addition to the services of VA education benefits, VR&E also provides
employers with other benefits through the Special Employer Incentive
Program (SEI).
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Employers hiring Veterans with a service-connected disability who are
approved for VR&E services, may be entitled reimbursements up to 50% of
the Veterans salary for six months to offset training costs. Additional
information about the VR&E OJT program is located at:
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/empresources.htm
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On the Job Training
Type of Assistance
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The following on-the-job and apprenticeship opportunities may be available
to Veterans:
• Union plumber
• Hotel management
• Firefighter
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Check our website www.gibill.va.gov for a list of participating employers
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On the Job Training
Available Benefits
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Although the participation requirements are the same for all GI Bill
programs, the payment amount varies depending on the program.
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On the Job Training
Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients
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The payment rates are as follows:
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You will receive 100 percent of your applicable MHA during the first six months of training in these
increments:
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80 percent of your applicable MHA during the second six months of training
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60 percent of your applicable MHA during the third six months of training
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40 percent of your applicable MHA during the fourth six months of training
– 20 percent of your applicable MHA during the remainder of the training
Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients will also receive up to $83 per month for books and supplies.
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On the Job Training
All other GI Bill programs
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For all other GI Bill programs, the payment rates are as follows:
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75 percent of the full-time GI Bill rate for the first six months of training
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55 percent of the full-time GI Bill rate for the second six months of training
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35 percent of the full-time GI Bill rate for the remainder of the training
program
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Sample of VBA-6553d Monthly
Certification for OJT and
Apprenticeship.
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Questions ?
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