20 Mar '17, 3pm

VA: GI Bill processing delays impacting 11,000 beneficiaries

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sommona Ada is a graduate student at the University of North Texas who’s been paying for school with the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits she earned after 11 years in the U.S. Air Force and reserves. But Ada hasn’t been able to re-enroll in classes for the next eight-week term at the UNT Health Science Center because the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn’t paid her bill. Nor has she received her housing stipend since January, she said. Ada is one of approximately 11,000 beneficiaries who have been impacted by processing delays at the VA. Department officials said the delays stem from an internal quality audit that required a review of approximately 14,000 already-processed claims that started in late December. “These reviews require a significant increas...

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