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VA seeks temporary contractor to help process education claims

VA seeks temporary contractor to help process education claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a solicitation Oct. 21 for temporary contractor support to assist in processing the increased volume of education claims received since implementing the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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Legion: VA outsourcing should be temporary

Legion: VA outsourcing should be temporary

“A good temporary solution” is how American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill characterized VA’s decision to employ an outside contractor to assist in processing the large volume of GI Bill claims.

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VA: Emergency GI Bill payments succeed

In an Oct. 15 review of how the Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented, VA was both lauded and criticized for its handling of the education benefit claims backlog.

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VA calls student veterans to explain GI Bill

VA representatives will soon phone veterans across the country to discuss Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits.

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Student veterans can apply for payments online

Student veterans can apply for payments online

Starting Oct. 2, student veterans can apply online for emergency GI Bill payments to help cover their expenses. VA regional offices will issue checks up to $3,000 to those enrolled in schools this semester.

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VA takes Legion's advice, offers financial help to student veterans

VA takes Legion's advice, offers financial help to student veterans

After strong urging from The American Legion and other veterans groups, VA is sending emergency financial aid to student veterans whose GI Bill benefits have been delayed.

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Legion offers help with late GI Bill payments

Legion offers help with late GI Bill payments

The newly instituted Post-9/11 GI Bill promised to send veterans to colleges. Overdue or missing benefit checks from VA have tempered many of their plans.

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Nearly 200,000 applicants approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Over 61,000 payments totaling over $50 million to schools and students have been issued since the Aug. 1 implementation of the new program.

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Bill hopes to include Guardsmen who were left out of new GI Bill

The American Legion gives full backing to the National Guard Education Equality Act, which would give Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to National Guard members who served under Title 32 status.

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Legion panelists make case for just one GI Bill

Since taking effect Aug. 1, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has been the subject of concerns and questions. An American Legion roundtable of experts and officials recently shared their views.

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VA official responds to GI Bill concerns

Keith Wilson, VA’s director of Education Services, answers some of the questions that have been raised about new GI Bill benefits.

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Legion salutes 'California fix' to new GI Bill

The best veterans benefit in a generation just got better, says American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein.

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Legion says AP story on new GI Bill benefits is inaccurate

A July 6 story by the Associated Press, “New GI benefits vary widely by state,” failed to address important aspects of the benefits, such as the Yellow Ribbon program.

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The birth of the new GI Bill

 The birth of the new GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill's passage marks the beginning of a new era, which will give modern veterans benefits on par with the ones their grandparents enjoyed.

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They Call Him Craw-daddy

They Call Him Craw-daddy

The tale of defensive end Brandon Crawford isn't that of a typical college football player.

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