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Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Subsistence Allowance Rates

Subsistence Allowance Rates

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 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, they may be eligible to receive the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate for subsistence.


FY24 Standard Chapter 31 Subsistence Allowance Rates effective 10/1/2023

How to Calculate Post-9/11 Ch31 Subsistence Allowance Rates (Rate changes occur on January 1st of each year)

Prior rates

FY23 Standard Chapter 31 Subsistence Allowance Rates in effect from 10/1/2022 - 09/30/2023

FY22 Standard Chapter 31 Subsistence Allowance Rates in effect from 10/1/2021 - 09/30/2022