Congresswoman Susan Davis Pushes VA to Ensure Veterans Get Their Full Education Benefits

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Washington, December 4, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON –  Due to its failure to fully implement the Forever GI bill amid technological issues, the Department of Veterans Affairs is underfunding education benefits to veterans. Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, called on the VA to remedy the problem and make sure veterans are fully reimbursed for lost benefits.

“Our veterans should not be shortchanged on their education benefits because of a computer glitch,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. “These benefits are a promise we made to servicemembers and they should be a promise kept. The VA needs to make whole the benefits these veterans have earned.”

The VA has delayed or miscalculated education benefits to veterans as a result of computer issues. The VA has also issued conflicting statements about whether the impacted veterans would receive reimbursement of lost benefits.

The full letter can be read here.

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