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, 2019.
|Training Time||No Deps||One Dep||Two Deps||Each Additional Dep|
*Institutional training also includes unpaid or nominally paid OJT or work experience in a Federal, State, local, or Indian tribal government agency.
Effective Oct. 1, 2019, the maximum monthly rate for Veterans Readiness Subsistence Allowance is $2,728.
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.
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