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Binman4OSU

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Stupid about AGW!!
Be interesting to know who underpaid them to begin with

Read the whole article, not just the headline.
It started when Trump signed a bill earlier this year under the Forever GI Bill which changed how housing allowances were calculated

The VA's computers were unable to process the change which led to a very large backlog of Vet claims. This caused exec Dir of VA education Services Robert Worley to be reassigned earlier this month because it still isn't fixed and the system will not be fixed until 2020

Yesterday the VA announced due to the backlog they would delay bills housing allowance changes until next year and said that all Vets who received incorrect GI Bill benefit payments would eventually be paid the correct amount.

However, the VA told capitol hill staffers also yesterday they would not retroactively reimburse underpaid vets caused by the housing miscalculations prior to Dec 2019...which has led to several Congress members being very upset and tweeting about it.

The VA is telling Congress one thing and has two different stories to the press Press which has caused confusion.


VA Spokesman Curtis Cashour told NBC yesterday that attempting to implement the new law now and trying to retroactively track down reimbursements would

"put an enormous administrative burden for schools in which some 35,000 certifying officials would have to track retroactively and re-certify hundreds of thousands of enrollment documents.”


However today he said

“the NBC report is misleading and gives the false impression that some Veterans on the GI Bill will not be made whole with respect to their housing payments."

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he continued. “Each and every Veteran on the post-9/11 GI Bill will be made 100 percent whole — retroactively if need be — for their housing benefits for this academic year based on the current uncapped DoD rates, and, beginning in spring 2020, we [will] be in a position to provide Veterans the new rates where applicable to meet the law known as the Forever GI Bill.”
“every single Veteran will be made whole for their housing benefits this year”
“For many students, this DoD BAH [Pentagon Basic Allowance for Housing] rate will be equal to or higher than their current payment,” Cashour continued. “If a student was overpaid due to the change in law or because of VBA’s challenges in implementing the law, the student will not be held liable for the debt.”


Cashour added that the VA in spring 2020 “will have solved its current information technology difficulties"
 
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