The Department of Labor (DoL) has made available public service announcements, in video and audio formats featuring Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, urging unemployed veterans to apply for benefits through the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program — a new DoL initiative aimed at covering veterans education expenses. Both announcements are 46 seconds.
The new program targets unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60, and will cover education costs related to training in high-demand jobs. Qualifying veterans can receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill active duty rate, currently $1,473 per month. Veterans can apply on a first-come, first-served basis for training programs that begin on or after July 1. Assistance available through this program will end on March 31, 2014.
The public service announcements can be found at: www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20120620-solis-vets-psa/index.htm