Veterans Readiness and Employment Program Subsistence Allowance

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A subsistence allowance is paid each month while enrolled in a Veterans Readiness and Employment program (VR&E -- previously known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment). The allowance is based on type of training, rate of attendance (full or part time) and number of dependents. The charts below reflect the rates as of Oct. 1, 2023.

Fiscal 2024 Veteran Readiness and Employment Subsistence Allowance Rates
Training Time No Deps One Dep Two Deps Each Added
Full Time $768.42 $953.15 $1,123.23 $81.85
3/4 Time $577.38 $715.90 $839.78 $62.97
1/2 Time $386.32 $478.66 $562.64 $42.00

*Institutional training also includes unpaid or nominally paid on-the-job training or work experience in a federal, state, local or tribal government agency.

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

If you are enrolled in the VR&E 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 half-time trainee receives half 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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