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Vocational Rehabilitation Program Subsistence Allowance

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A subsistence allowance is paid to Veterans each month while enrolled in a 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 October 1, 2017.

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance Rates
Type Training Training Time No Deps One Dep Two Deps Each Additional Dep
Institutional Full-time $617.40 $765.83 $902.48 $65.77
3/4 time $463.90 $575.21 $674.73 $50.59
1/2 time $310.40 $384.594 $452.06 $33.75
Farm Cooperative, OJT, or Apprenticeship Full-time $539.81 $652.79 $752.34 $48.93
Extended Evaluation Full-time $617.40 $765.83 $902.48 $65.77
3/4 time $463.90 $575.21 $674.73 $50.59
1/2 time $310.40 $384.59 $452.06 $33.75
1/4 time $155.18 $192.32 $226.03 $16.84
Independent Living Full-time $617.40 $765.83 $902.48 $65.77
3/4 time $463.90 $575.21 $674.73 $50.59
1/2 time $310.40 $384.59 $452.06 $33.75

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

Effective 10-01-2017, the maximum monthly rate for Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance is $2,613.