What A Lot of Businesses’ Don’t Know About VA Benefits

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We have all heard and read about the returning veterans from war and the troubles they face. Well where do these veterans turn to for help? If you said the VA you would be correct. The Department of Veterans Affairs has numerous that are in place to assist. Did you know that there are benefits that not only assist the veteran but also perspective companies as well? I am going to enlighten you on a few of these benefits.

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For more information on available benefits go to: https://www.va.gov

The one I am going to focus on primarily is the Post 9-11 GI Bill. What is it? Well let me explain. It provides education and housing allowances to veterans with at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2011 or discharged veterans with a service connected disability. It provides a monthly housing allowance to each veteran payable at the rate of what an E5 would get paid. This rate varies upon zip code.

That all sounds great right? Well how does it apply to me as a business owner?  To answer this question, it helps you by allowing you to bring on a veteran into your organization and allow them to train and get a pay check. What I mean is that this program not only covers traditional education but it also covers nontraditional training. Traditional training is going to a university for either two years or four years or going to a technical school. The nontraditional is on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs and non degree programs.

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By your company assisting veterans you will be listed throughout the country as helping veterans and being able to teach and train them. This is great advertising for you and your company. It also allows you to bring onboard an individual who can offer a lot to the team. Who is a better, more teachable candidate than a veteran?

For more information please log into the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill website here. There the employer can receive all the information and resources needed to assist your future team members. These young men and women helped protect your right to be an entrepreneur. In recognition of this fact, you can now you can protect their right to have a great career.

Bill Clemmer – Design Trainee

Gould Design, Inc.