IBMC’s Veterans Affairs Department Discusses Post 9-11 GI Bill and VRAP

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IBMC recently attended a VA conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This all day event was held at the Wyoming Military Department. The conference focused on the Post 9-11 GI Bill and the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).

Post 9-11 GI Bill Update

  • 2012 BAH takes effect on August 1. Please check the BAH calculator online for updated BAH rates or contact IBMC Veteran Services at Veterans@ibmc.edu.
  • The yearly tuition benefit for private schools is going up. Last year (8/1/2011 – 7/31/2012) the maximum tuition benefit was $17,500. This year (8/1/2012 – 7/31/2013) the maximum tuition benefit is $18,077.50.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

  • This benefit is designed to provide training for a high-demand occupation (based on data from Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Veterans must not be eligible to receive assistance under chapters 30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, 1607, and Post 9-11 GI Bill (including TOE and FRY) at the time of application for VRAP.
  • Veterans are entitled to a maximum of 12 months. However, the 48 month combination rule does apply so the remaining entitlement may be less than 12 months.
  • To qualify for VRAP, Veterans must NOT have a dishonorable discharge.

If you think you may qualify for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), please contact IBMC Veterans Services at Veterans@ibmc.edu. We will discuss your options and can help you with the application process.

There will be a VA conference held in Denver, CO on July 24. IBMC will be attending the conference and will update with any new information at that time. If you have any questions regarding these two benefits or to learn more about IBMC’s Veterans benefits, let us know. Contact IBMC Veterans Services at Veterans@ibmc.edu or 1-800-495-2669.

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