Joining the military today gives people more benefits and options than at any other time in our Nations history. The benefits available to Veterans through the different vocational and training programs are extensive, and they can directly benefit people especially during these challenging economic times.
If you have served in the Military on either Active Duty or Reserves, and you otherwise qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill, then you are eligible for funding that will support On the Job program benefits and apprenticeship, and furthering your education.
Apprenticeship – To qualify for VA apprenticeship program benefits you have to meet certain qualifying conditions. However, if you are eligible for Reserve MGIB funding you can still receive up to $263 dollars per month. For active duty, you can receive up to $935 dollars monthly. This real money can be applied toward any costs of Apprenticeship or vocational training.
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Education – If you have served in the military and are eligible for the MGIB program, either active duty or selected reserve, then there are matching fund programs, as well as scholarships, grants and other monthly stipends available under the Montgomery GI bill for getting a college or University Degree.
Training – Specific careers and job skill training in the military can directly transfer to skills you can utilize in the civilian world. If you are entering into training for a new job, you can receive training funds and benefits that you collect from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Retroactive Training Support – If you have gotten training that you have had to shell out money out of pocket for, as a Veteran you can sometimes apply and get reimbursed. If you are otherwise qualified and you have began an apprenticeship or job, you should consider applying for this Montgomery GI Bill Retroactive program. It is not well known, the Veterans Administration will pay for OJT training for retroactive service in some cases for the last 12 months.