Vocational Rehabilitation Program Subsistence Allowance

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A subsistence allowance is paid 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, 2019.

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance Rates
Training Time No Deps One Dep Two Deps Each Additional Dep
Full-time $644.74 $799.74 $942.44 $68.68
3/4 time $484.45 $600.68 $704.61 $52.83
1/2 time $324.14 $401.62 $472.06 $35.24

*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 Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance is $2,728.

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

If you are enrolled in the Vocational Rehabilitation 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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