10-12-12

VRAP Helps Unemployed Vets

Rep. Jeff Miller (Fla.), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, recently issued a status report on the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), indicating that more than 45,000 unemployed veterans have started, or will soon start, classes to learn a new trade through VRAP. They will be enrolled for one-year, with the costs covered by the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB).

VRAP was established by the VOW to Hire Heroes Act that was signed into law November 21, 2011 (H.R. 674 – P.L. 112-056).  Miller was the original sponsor of the legislation and predicts that 99,000 veterans will participate in the program in FY 2013.

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