Apprenticeship Eligibility Guidelines for Veterans

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Effective Oct. 1, 1990, certain members of the National Guard/Reserve may be eligible for educational assistance allowance for participation in an approved apprenticeship training or on-the-job training program.


Contact your National Guard/Reserve unit to verify eligibility under Chapter 1606 benefits.

Eligible veterans, National Guard or Reservists can receive GI benefits in addition to their salary when enrolled in an approved OJT or apprenticeship training program.

The Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Training approves apprenticeship and OJT programs. A National Guard or Reservist’s eligibility is determined by the local unit administrator.

The Veterans Administration determines a veteran’s eligibility and pays the benefits.