Friday, March 9, 2012

Delayed GI Bill funds leave students scrambling

Delayed GI Bill funds leave students scrambling
By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Mar 9, 2012 13:38:28 EST
The Veterans Affairs Department says it has hit a “bump in the road” in processing GI Bill benefits claims. Affected student veterans are calling it missing rent money.

VA’s Buffalo, N.Y., regional office that processes claims for East Coast colleges and universities is up to seven weeks behind, meaning that schools are late receiving tuition and fee payments and students are left empty-handed if they are expecting a monthly living stipend.

VA did not respond to questions about the Buffalo problem submitted by Military Times. Instead, days after inquiries were made about GI Bill claims problems reported by readers, a statement from the VA’s education service chief director was posted on VA’s official blog, VAntage Point.
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