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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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Important Information Regarding In Person Appointments
The Salt Lake City Veterans Service Center Public Contact Team (PCT) will begin in person appointments, beginning March 25th.
The Salt Lake City VA Regional Office currently has a local telephone number where Utah Veterans, Family Members, and authorized 3rd parties can contact VA and receive telephone assistance from a Public Contact Team Representative, usually same day. On March 25, 2021, the PCT will start scheduling in-office appointments. For the moment, these will be only on Thursdays. To request an appointment, please utilize the local telephone number listed below for an in-office consultation.
Please call: 801-708-8229. Listen to the message and provide your name, phone number at which you may be reached, and a date and time for a call back from one of our very knowledgeable VA Representatives.
The PCT will typically be able to call back and assist you with your questions within two hours of receipt of the call, or if a consultation is needed, an appointment will be scheduled for the following Thursday, depending on availability, at Building 550, VA Campus, 2nd Floor.
Note: CDC Protocols and Mask Mandate are mandatory for in-person consultations.
New Program: 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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