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November 17, 2009

64,000 GI Bill Claims Still Backlogged

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According to the article the VA has processed just 263 GI Bill claims last week, the backlog still stands at 64,452 claims.

Full Article at: The Checks Aren’t in the Mail

By Bob Brewin 11/16/09 05:02 pm ET

“Last week, when we celebrated Veterans Day, I heard from student veterans at Boston College, George Mason University and George Washington University that they had not yet received their post-9/11 GI bill stipend checks from the Veterans Affairs Department.

No stipend checks means no cash for rent or food, these student vets told me, though George Washington deserves credit for making loans to its student veterans left penniless. But one wonders how long GW will continue to act as a bank.

These anecdotal reports are backed up by VA statistics. The Nov. 16 Monday Morning Workload Report from the Veterans Benefit Administration shows that VBA had 64,452 post-9/11 GI bill claims pending, down only 263 claims, or 0.4 percent, from last week’s 64,715 claims.”

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