Monthly Benefit Check Amount

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Monthly benefit payment rates are based on a percentage of the full-time school rate, which varies depending on each veteran’s situation.  Veteran rates are reviewed annually and adjusted accordingly. For application forms or assistance completing the forms, contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551.

Veterans can visit the VA Web site at for more details about educational benefits. Chapter 30, 32, 35 and 1606 veterans can use their GI Bill benefits for apprenticeship training and OJT, if they are employed and are being trained for the job.

To apply for apprenticeship or OJT benefits, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 or about eligibility requirements and other VA programs. The sponsor of the APP/OJT program must contact CT DOL Apprenticeship Training program staff to apply for approval of the program for the eligible person.

After an employer’s training program is approved, the employer receives an approval packet containing procedural information. The sponsor's designated certifying official completes VA Form 22-1999 (both sides), VA Enrollment Certification, attaches a copy of CT DOL APP/OJT agreement for the eligible trainee and mails both to VA RPO, Hard Copy Awards, PO Box 21, Buffalo NY 14240-0021. Allow two months for the trainee to receive an award letter. The veteran receives a certification form each month, to verify the hours worked for that month. The certifying official and the veteran must sign this form and keep a copy with the employee’s other work records.

Note: A VA supervisory visit will be conducted at least annually with each participating sponsor.

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