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October 5, 2009

Veterans Take Advantage of Emergency GI Bill Funds

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 9:44 pm

Some 25,000 Veterans showed up or applied online for emergency GI Bill funds. That seems like a small percentage of all the backlogged claims, which has been said to be something like 244,000.

Full Article at: Post-9/11 GI Bill payments hit another snag
By Rick Maze – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Oct 5, 2009 13:32:37 ED

“More than 14,300 veterans showed up at VA regional offices on Friday and Saturday to take advantage of an unprecedented offer from VA to provide up to $3,000 in emergency funds while students wait for their GI Bill claims to be processed. Another 10,600 people applied online for checks that will be arriving in the mail.”

“VA officials are asking banks to help veterans by cashing the emergency checks as quickly as possible, and have set up a toll-free number for banks or other financial institutions to call so they can verify a check. The number is 800-827-2166.”

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