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Chairman Bost, Van Orden Issue Joint Statement on VA Payment Delays for Student Veterans

Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), and Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Chairman Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.), issued the following joint statement in response to the announcement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that hundreds of student veterans failed to receive their GI Bill monthly housing stipend this morning:

“We were disappointed to find out late last night that hundreds of student veterans are waking up this morning without their monthly housing allowance in their account. Congress has invested tens of millions of dollars in updating this system, which leaves no excuse for delays in payments to occur. Particularly when we have seen this happen before,” said Chairmen Bost and Van Orden. “There is also absolutely no excuse for the unreasonable delay in informing affected student veterans of this situation. The recipients of these education benefits are adults who have served our country, and at the very least, deserve adequate time to make arrangements to deal with the slew of problems that can arise from not having the money to pay your bills on time. Veterans come first and foremost, and the Biden administration owes them transparency they can trust.”

*If you are student veteran who was affected by this, please call the GI Bill Call Center: 1-888-GIBILL-1
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