In some cases, Veterans participating in the VR&E program may receive a subsistence allowance while they pursue an educational or training program in preparation for a future career. The subsistence allowance is paid each month, and is based on the rate of attendance in a training program (full time, three quarter time, or half time), the number of dependents, and the type of training. If a Veteran qualifies for the Post-9/11 GI Bill he/she may be eligible to receive the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate for subsistence.
Download the current subsistence allowance rates (in effect as of October 1, 2017)
Standard Ch31 Subsistence Allowance Rates effective 10/1/2017
Post-9/11 Ch31 Subsistence Allowance Rate Information (effective January 1st each calendar year)
Download the subsistence allowance rates effective October 1, 2016
Standard Ch31 Subsistence Rates effective 10/1/2016
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Last updated October 2, 2017