If you are a military Veteran or eligible family member, the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program offers you an alternative way to use your VA (GI Bill) education benefits.
While you are in training for a new job, you can receive monthly benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in addition to your regular salary. This means that you can receive up to $1,842 a month (Post-9/11 recipients training in the Dallas area) tax-free, on top of your regular salary, for the first six months of training. You can receive up to $1,473.60 per month for the second six months, $1105.20 for the third six months, $736.80 for the fourth six months, and $368.40 for the remaining months. That’s over $44,000 in cash benefits over two years, for training in an OJT or apprenticeship training program.