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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • New educational program to help unemployed veterans available

  • The U.S. Department of Labor is urging unemployed veterans to apply for benefits through the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program.


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  • The U.S. Department of Labor is urging unemployed veterans to apply for benefits through the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program.
     
    The new program targets unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60, and will cover education costs related to training in high-demand jobs.
     
    Qualifying veterans can receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill active duty rate, currently $1,473 per month.
     
    Veterans can apply on a first-come, first-served basis for training programs. Assistance available through this program will end on March 31, 2014.
     
    Additional information on the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program is available online at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/vets/VETS20121008.htm.
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