IAVA: VA Makes Strides to Cut Down New GI Bill Claim Delays

1
468

Yesterday, the VA held an important conference call on how New GI Bill 2.0 will empower them to improve processing and delivery of education benefits to veterans over the next semesters.

By Tim Embree in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

During the call, the VA said it has deployed a new automated system that is delivering faster, more accurate payments to veterans attending school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Three important notes from the VA’s update:

  • The new processes and software available to VA’s claims personnel replace the interim tools in use since August 2009.
  • The VA said it has issued more than $8 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit payments to nearly 440,000 students and their educational institutions.
  • New GI Bill claims that took 59 days to process in Fall 2009 improved to 24 days in Fall 2010.

The upgrades to the New GI Bill, which IAVA fought hard to secure passage of last year, will go into effect on August 1st, 2011 and benefit nearly 400,000 veterans who were not covered under the original 2008 legislation.

Author Details
G M
This is a general posting account for VT
ATTENTION READERS
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy

Comments are closed.