(b)Selection criteria. Whenever feasible, VA will give priority to veterans with service-connected disabilities rated at 30 percent or more disabling in selection of recipients of this allowance. VA shall consider the following additional selection criteria:
(1) Need of the veteran to augment the subsistence allowance or payment made by the Chapter 30 rate;
(2) Motivation of the veteran; and
(3) Compatibility of the work assignment with the veteran's physical condition.
(e)Payment in advance. VA will pay in advance an amount equal to 40 percent of the total amount payable under the contract (but not more than an amount equal to 50 times the applicable hourly minimum wage).
(f)Veteran reduces rate of training. In the event the veteran reduces his or her training to less than three-quarter time before completing an agreement, the veteran, with the approval of the Director of the VA field station, or designee, may be permitted to complete the portions of an agreement in the same or immediately following term, quarter or semester in which the veteran ceases to be at least a three-quarter time student.