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In the eyes of the American public, the G.I. Bill and college are basically, one. However, if you’re a veteran with these extremely valuable education benefits (you can check the status of your G.I. benefits by clicking here) can be used to achieve a number of other things.

Like on-the-job training.

For the veterans who would rather pursue a career that offers on-the-job training (OJT) — it can take care of some major costs, like books, housing and other supplies needed to complete the program.

Examples of Jobs That Have OJT:

– Dental assistant
– Air Traffic Controller
– Private Detectives
– Sales representatives
– Elevator repairer
– Baker
– Firefighter (and Forest Firefighter)
– Immigration Inspector

How Do I Actually Get These Benefits?

If you haven’t applied for G.I. Bill benefits yet, you can do that here.

Once you know the amount you’re working with, find a local VA office and consult them with your plan to make sure the specific OTJ program or apprenticeship is approved — you can find a location and a representative here.

Once applied and coordinated, G.I. Bill payments will be issued by the VA monthly, upon your employer or union reporting your hours.

To see the payment rates, click here.

For more information, go to this page.