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The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Atlanta Regional Office (RO) is open for in-person benefits service by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled in advance and walk-ins are not permitted. Telephone appointments are also available if you do not want to visit the RO during this time. It’s easy to make an appointment:
For questions regarding Loan Guaranty or Education benefits, assistance is available at:
Guidelines when visiting the RO for an in-person appointment:
1. A facemask (without a valve) is required for all visitors.
2. Visitors must be able to respond negatively to all screening questions that will be asked upon entrance to the building. Screening questions can be found here: Covid-19 Screener (va.gov).
3. Visitors may only be accompanied by one caregiver if needed during their appointment.
4. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
Please mail documents related to your VA benefits to:U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
You can also upload documents at www.va.gov, access your VA benefits account for self-service and submit a claim online, check the status of your claim, download VA letters, ask a question through the online inquiry system, and access other self-service features. Learn more and view updates on the VBA News webpage.
Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)
On March 11, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched VRRAP for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterans participating in VRRAP can receive education and training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Veterans will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. To learn more about VRRAP and how to apply for the program, Veterans can visit www.va.gov. Veterans can also contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday to speak with a VA education representative.
Are you an Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veteran?
You may be entitled to a Native allotment selection, if you are an Alaska Native Vietnam Veteran who served between 1964 and 1971, AND have not received a Native allotment, OR are an heir to someone who meets the above criteria. For more information, visit the Bureau of Land Management web site or read their flyer.
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