In Fall 2018, student veterans experienced significant delays in their receipt of the GI Bill housing allowance. We coordinated with Student Veterans of America to lead veterans and military organizations in both prodding and assisting VA and Congress on solutions.
- We served as a subject matter expert with VA and Congress to identify solutions to address this issue and connected impacted students with VA to speed up the processing of their claims.
- We led a letter from 15 veterans and military service organizations urging the VA Secretary to fix delays in GI Bill payments to veterans and schools. | Sept. 2018
- We submitted a statement for the record, at the request of Congress, for the oversight hearing held by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. | Nov. 2018
- We mobilized other veteran and military service organizations, higher education associations, and institutions of higher learning to get involved in voicing concern in late spring and at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester – and supported VA in connecting with key stakeholders.
We also worked with institutions of higher learning to provide guidance on payment issues and how to support impacted students.
Keep following this story and @GiBillRights as we work w/ @DeptVetAffairs to make sure student veterans receive what they are owed. “We did talk to the VA, and they’re doing what we’ve asked,” said @TanyaMAng, Director of Policy and Outreach for VES. https://t.co/12RSbgpIsq
— Veterans Education Success (@GIBillRights) December 4, 2018