Veterans Readiness (Vocational Rehabilitation) Program Subsistence Allowance

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A subsistence allowance is paid each month while enrolled in a Veterans Readiness (previously known as Vocational Rehabilitation) program and is based on the rate of attendance (full-time or part-time), the number of dependents, and the type of training. The charts below reflect the rates as of Oct. 1, 2022.

Fiscal 2023 VR&E Subsistence Rates
Training Time No Deps One Dep Two Deps Each Added Dep
Full Time $723.56 $897.51 $1,057.65 $77.07
3/4 Time $543.68 $674.11 $790.75 $59.30
1/2 Time $363.77 $450.71 $529.79 $39.55

*Institutional training also includes unpaid or nominally paid OJT or work experience in a Federal, State, local, or Indian tribal government agency.

Subsistence Allowance For Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligible Trainees

If you are enrolled in the Veterans Readiness training program and eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may be eligible to receive a housing allowance based on the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. This is based on the ZIP code of the location where the training occurs.

If you are a full-time trainee you will receive the full BAH; a 1/2 time trainee receives 1/2 the BAH, etc.

These amounts update on Jan. 1 of every year instead of Oct. 1.

Check out the BAH rates for your area.

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