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Improving the Quality and Timeliness of GI Bill Processing for Student Veterans, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 8, 2017   [open pdf - 204KB]

This is the June 8, 2017 hearing titled "Improving the Quality and Timeliness of GI [Government Issue] Bill Processing for Student Veterans" before the House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. From the opening statement of Jodey Arrington: "I want to welcome you all to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity's hearing today entitled, ''Improving the Quality and Timeliness of GI Bill Processing for Student Veterans.'' I know we can all agree that the Post-9/11 GI Bill is an extremely generous benefit, and for decades VA's [Department of Veterans Affairs] education and training programs have been credited with the successful transition and reacclimation of our returning servicemembers. [...] Recently there was an internal audit done by VA where it found that thousands of already processed claims needed to be reviewed again and needed additional information from DoD to verify that the veterans' Active Duty service time, which was used to process the claim, was accurate and their benefit level was correct. Unfortunately, this did result in some delays in individuals receiving their benefits, which causes a negative impact on the veteran, obviously, or their dependent who is waiting for these earned benefits." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert M. Worley II, Lloyd Thrower, Roberta ″Robbie″ Lowe, Lernes J. Hebert, and Mark Breckenridge.

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Serial No. 115-18
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Date:
2018
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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