3. The amount needed will be the sum of the amount shown on the standard student budget described in s. VA 2.04 for the appropriate time period and for the appropriate number of family members plus any unusual expenses reported by the applicant.
section 36. VA 2.03 (2) (e) is amended to read:
VA 2.03 (2) (e) Number of retraining grants. A veteran may receive only one grant in a 12-month period. A check for an additional grant may not be mailed until a year has passed since the date the check for the previous grant was mailed. No more than 2 grants may be given awarded to a veteran.
section 37. VA 2.03 (2) (g) is renumbered VA 2.03 (2) (g) 1. and amended to read:
VA 2.03 (2) (g) Grant payments. 1. The department may make partial grant payments to assure that the veteran continues to pursue an approved course of instruction or engage in an approved structured on –the-job on-the-job training program during the grant period.
2. The department may require written verification from the school or the employer that the veteran is making satisfactory progress towards completion of the course of instruction or the structured on-the-job training program.
3. If the veteran is unable to verify satisfactory progress towards completion or discontinues pursuit of the course of education or engagement in the structured on-the-job-training program, the department may cancel any unpaid portion of the grant.
section 38. VA 2.03 (2) (k) is amended to read:
VA 2.03 (2) (k) Other available financial assistance. The department may not provide a grant payment under this section if other financial assistance is available to meet the veteran’s needs.
section 39. VA 2.03 (3) (a) is renumbered VA 2.03 (3) (a) (intro.) and amended to read:
VA 2.03 (3) (a) Required information. (intro.) A grant application, including required for retraining funds shall include all of the following exhibits and supplements, shall contain information that is necessary to satisfy the department that the applicant has a qualifying need for the grant:
1. Documentation verifying the applicant has a period of qualifying prior employment, is enrolled in a qualifying course of instruction or is engaged in a structured on-the-job training program which that meets the requirements of s. VA 2.03 sub. (5) which will lead to gainful employment and.
2. Documentation verifying the applicant has become unemployed, underemployed, or received a notice of termination of employment within the year prior to the date the application is received by the department or has received a retraining grant within 13 months prior to the date the department receives an application for a second grant.
3. Required exhibits and supplements shall include a A statement written by the applicant explaining the circumstances leading to the need for retraining and an explanation as to why the applicant feels that the desired retraining will lead to gainful employment.
section 40. VA 2.03 (3) (b), (c), and (4) are renumbered VA 2.03 (3) (b) 1., (c) 1., and (4) (a), and amended to read:
VA 2.03 (3) (b) Procedure for a school-based course. 1. Applications shall be initiated in the office of a county veterans service officer and completed and submitted by the FAO or other appropriate official representing the school attended by the applicant.
2. The applications shall include verification that the applicant has received counseling from an assessment counselor and the counselor approves of the retraining to be taken.
(c) Procedure for structured on-the-job training program. 1. Applications shall be initiated, completed, and submitted by the office of a county veterans service officer.
2. Each application shall contain a certification by the employer that the requirements of sub. (5) are met.
3. The department shall evaluate the program and determine whether the requirements of s. VA 2.03 sub. (5) are met.
(4) Coordination with other occupational training programs. (a) The department shall stay in regular contact with and shall promote cooperation with the United States department of labor, the United States department of veterans affairs USDVA, the department of workforce development, and any other occupational training program administrator as appropriate.
(b) The department may exchange program literature with the agencies and encourage county veterans service officers to provide information about other programs to veterans who participate in or inquire about the retraining grant program.
section 41. VA 2.03 (5) (b) to (L) are amended to read:
VA 2.03 (5) (b) The training program is not for employment which that consists of seasonal, intermittent, or temporary jobs.
(c) The training content of the program is adequate to accomplish the training objective of the program taking into account the occupation for which training is to be provided and the content of comparable, available training opportunities which that lead to the occupation.
(d) The wages and benefits to be paid to the veteran participating in the training program will may not be less than the wages and benefits normally paid to other employees participating in a comparable training program.
(e) The employment of a veteran under the program will may not result in the full or partial displacement of currently employed workers.
(f) The employment of a veteran under this program will may not be in a job while any other individual is on layoff from the same or substantially equivalent job or the opening for which that was created as a result of having terminated the employment of any regular employee or otherwise having reduced the work force with the intention of hiring a veteran under this program.
(g) The employer will may not employ in this program a veteran who is already qualified by training or experience for the job for which training is to be provided.
(h) The employer will shall consider the veteran’s prior applicable training in the field for which he or she is being trained and will and may shorten his or her the training program appropriately accordingly.
(i) Each participating veteran will shall be employed full-time in the program of job training.
(j) The training period under the proposed program is may not be longer or shorter than the training period that employers in the community customarily require new employees to complete in order to become competent in the occupation for which training is to be provided.
(k) There are in the The training establishment or place of employment has such shall have adequate space, equipment, instructional material, and instructor personnel as needed to accomplish the training objective.
(L) The employer will shall keep records adequate to show the progress made by each veteran participating in the program and otherwise to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the program for at least 3 years. The employer will shall make these records and accounts available for examination by the department as may be required.
section 42. VA 2.04 (title) is amended to read:
VA 2.04 (title) Standard student budgets budget.
section 43. VA 2.04 is renumbered VA 2.04 (1) and amended to read:
(1) Standard Educational budget. A standard educational budget for a single and or married student educational budgets shall include standard living expenses budgets for single or married students, to which shall be added $117.00 per dependent other than spouse per month, and all actual expenses for tuition, course fees, and book and materials costs for the academic year.
(2) Standard living Standard living expenses. (a) Living expenses budgets shall be based upon 9 months living expenses of $7,355 for single veterans or upon 9 months living expenses of $11,289 for married veterans, per academic year.
(b) An amount determined under par. (d) shall be added to the budget per month per dependent not including the student’s spouse.
(c) Standard A budget for standard living expenses budgets and amounts plus the amount to be added to these budgets the budget for dependents shall be increased on July 1 of every year.