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VA Announces Changes to GI Bill Payments in the Wake of Carter Letter Demanding Answers

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Carter released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a temporary policy for GI Bill payments.

“I’m pleased to see the Department of Veterans Affairs implementing temporary changes to ensure our veterans receive the benefits they’re owed. As the VA Appropriations Chairman, I expect the VA to solve these problems swiftly, and take the necessary steps to ensure these issues do not happen again. Many veterans and their families rely on GI Bill payments for education and housing expenses, so a lapse in these benefits can have significant consequences. I’m glad that beginning December 1st, the VA will be implementing a system to rectify these delayed and missing payments so veterans and their families can go into the holiday season with a bit more stability.”

On November 14th, Congressman Carter sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs demanding they fix the current issues with the GI Bill payment system. Days later, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the changes attached.   

You can find Congressman Carter’s original statement here.

If any veterans require assistance with their GI Bill benefits, please call the VA Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 8 am- 7 pm ET, Monday- Friday. If additional assistance is needed for TX-31 veterans, please reach out to the office of Congressman John Carter at 512-246-1600.

Va GI Bill Changes Announcement (11/28/1811:54 AMET )

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