38 CFR 21.7138 - Rates of supplemental educational assistance.
In addition to basic educational assistance, a veteran or servicemember who is eligible for supplemental educational assistance and entitled to it shall be paid supplemental educational assistance at the rate described in this section unless a lesser rate is required by § 21.7139 of this part.
(a)Rates for veterans.
||150 See paragraph (c).|
||75 See paragraph (c).|
|Training period||Monthly rate|
|First 6 months of pursuit of program||$225.00|
|Second 6 months of pursuit of program||165.00|
|Remaining pursuit of program||105.00|
(b)Increase in supplemental educational assistance rates (“kicker”). The Secretary concerned may increase the amount of supplemental educational assistance payable to an individual who has a skill or specialty which the Secretary concerned designates as having a critical shortage of personnel or for which it is difficult to recruit. The amount of the increase is set by the Secretary concerned, but -
(1) For an individual other than one pursuing an apprenticeship or other on-job training or cooperative training it may not exceed -
(i) $300 per month for full-time training.
(ii) $225 per month for three-quarter-time training,
(iii) $150 per month for one-half-time training and for training which is less than one-half-time, but more than one-quarter-time, or
(iv) $75 per month for one-quarter-time training or less.
(2) For an individual pursuing an apprenticeship or other on-job training it may not exceed -
(i) $225 per month for the first six months of training,
(ii) $165 per month for the second six months of training, and
(iii) $105 per month for the remaining months of training.
(3) For an individual pursuing cooperative training, it may not exceed $240 per month.
(c)Rates of supplemental educational assistance for less than one-half-time training and for servicemembers. The monthly rate of supplemental educational assistance payable to a veteran who is training less than half-time or to a servicemember is determined as follows: