Veteran Benefits

TLG is Veteran friendly and we work with most of the veteran benefits including the GI Bill®, the VET TEC, VRRAP, and the Veteran Readiness, and Employment (VR&E) programs.  We appreciate all that you do for this country and it would be our honor to help you transition into a successful career in the IT industry.

GI Bill®

The term GI Bill® refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. The GI Bill® has several programs and each is administrated differently — depending on a person’s eligibility and duty status.

Here are 5 useful things to know about the GI Bill®

  • You May Have No Time Limit On Using Your GI Bill®
  • The GI Bill® Is Not Considered Federal Financial Aid
  • You Can Stop And Start Using The GI Bill® As Needed
  • A “Month” Of Benefits Doesn’t Always Mean A Month
  • The GI Bill® Pays According To The Number Of Credits You Take And How Much Active Duty Service You Have

You can learn more about this program on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Eligible Veterans and Service members may apply for either Veteran Readiness and Employment (formally known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) benefits or for Education/Career Counseling online through eBenefits. Ill or injured Service members who have not yet received an SCD rating do not need to wait to apply. Service members expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services.

You can learn more about this program on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Veterans Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TECprogram allows veterans to get into fast-track education programs leading to IT Careers.  It allows service members to attend education programs offered by leading training providers to develop their high-tech skills.  The benefit covers tuition for a full-time IT training program as well as housing allowance during the training.

You may be eligible for VET TEC if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

  • Aren’t on active duty or are within 180 days of separating from active duty, and
  • Qualify for VA education assistance under the GI Bill, and
  • Have at least one day of unexpired GI Bill entitlement, and
  • Are accepted into a program by a VA-approved training provider

Note: Your VET TEC training won’t count against your GI Bill entitlement, and you need only one day of unexpired GI Bill benefits to participate.

You can learn more about this program on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

To help veterans transition into meaningful civilian careers, the VBA has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. VRRAP offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. VRRAP applies to over 200 high-demand career fields. The benefit covers tuition for a full-time IT training program as well as housing allowance during the training.

You may be eligible for VRRAP if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

  • Must be between the ages of 22 and 66
  • Unemployed due to the pandemic
  • Not eligible for GI Bill® or VR&E benefits (or, if eligible for the Post- 9/11 GI Bill®, have transferred all benefits to family members) 
  • Not rated as totally disabled 
  • Not enrolled in federal or state job programs 
  • Not receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits).

You can learn more about this program on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.