INSTRUCTIONS TO SCHOOL, ON-JOB TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT, OR OTHER FACILITY
This form authorizes this veteran or eligible person for training or services at your facility under Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31, title 38, U.S.C); Specialized Vocational Training, Special Restorative Training (Chapter 35, title 38 U.S.C.); or Vocational Training for Certain Children With Spina Bifida or Other Covered Birth Defects (Chapter 18, title 38, U.S. C.). Under Chapters 18 and 31, but NOT under Chapter 35, the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for the program identified in Item 4. Item 9 lists specific guidelines regarding the rehabilitation program for this individual. Forward vouchers for program expenses to the office in Item 10. VA pays in arrears directly to the institution all vouchers for the veteran's tuition, fees, books and supplies. The veteran under Chapter 31 or child under Chapter 18 should not pay these expenses.
After the veteran or eligible person has enrolled or has begun his or her rehabilitation or training program or evaluation, please complete all applicable items in the certification in Section C, sign and date the certification, and return the form to the case manager or person in Item 10. Note these special instructions for completing the following items:
Item 14A. For schools or institutions providing training or instruction on a semester, quarter, or other term basis, enter up to four terms, but do NOT enter a total enrollment period that exceeds 1 academic year, including summer sessions if appropriate. If the individual's vocational rehabilitation or training plan projects attendance for the entire academic year, the school or institution should certify the entire academic year.
Item 14D. For college-level courses organized on a term basis, enter the type and number of credit hours. For other programs, enter the type and number of classroom and shop hours per week.
Item 14E. For each term, indicate the training time the facility considers that the number of hours in Item 14D represents.
Item 14F. Answer this item only if the facility organizes its classes in semesters, quarters, or other terms and reports training time in credit-hours. For a detailed explanation of the relationship between standard class sessions, nonstandard term lengths, and term hours, contact the VA regional office's Education Liaison Representative.
Item 15. You must complete this item for college-level or vocational training. This includes classroom courses which supplement an on-job or apprentice training program. In place of an entry, you may attach a copy of the individual's registration or other documentation that details the courses the individual is taking.
The case manager may also request that you submit additional information with this form.
For on-job training, you will also need to submit monthly either VA Form 28-1905c, Monthly Record of Training and Wages, or VA Form 28-1917, Monthly Statement of Wages Paid to Trainee. The case manager will inform you which of these forms you will have to submit.
PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses (i.e. to obtain information to document type and number of hours of the veteran's training status) as identified in the VA system of records, 58VA21/22/28, Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, and published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is required to obtain or retain benefits. Giving us your SSN account information is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide their SSN under Title 38 U.S.C. 5101 (c)
(1). VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her SSN unless the disclosure of the SSN is required by a Federal Statute of law in effect prior to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. Information submitted is subject to verification through computer matching programs with other agencies.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to determine or confirm the proper subsistence allowance rate payable to the trainee. Title 38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will need an average of 5 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and completed this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a collection of information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB coltrol numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.