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Old 10-07-2018, 07:03 PM
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This bothers me.. Plain stupid to allow vets in the VA Education program to do with income for so long over the VA mistakes.


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VA owes veterans housing allowances under the GI Bill, forcing some into debt

by Phil McCausland / Oct.07.2018 / 6:00 AM CDT

“You can count on us to serve, but we can’t count on the VA to make a deadline,” one veteran said.

If Jane Wiley and her husband Ryan Wiley, both discharged from the Marines, don’t receive the housing allowance they get through the GI Bill by November 1, she expects that they will run out of money for food and rent. The two former Marines would also have to stop attending school if they can't afford childcare for their two kids.

The Wiley family is not alone. Because of a software issue, the Department of Veteran Affairs is struggling to pay student veterans the housing allowance and other benefits provided to them via the GI Bill.
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Government run programs. As the saying goes, it couldn't get more screwed up if a committee were running it.... oh, wait....

And some people want to entrust the people's healthcare to the government, when they can't even take care of our military....
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Government run programs. As the saying goes, it couldn't get more screwed up if a committee were running it.... oh, wait....

And some people want to entrust the people's healthcare to the government, when they can't even take care of our military....
I've said for years, if you want to see government run healthcare in action, visit a VA hospital. The couple that I went to were filthy with hallways cluttered with unused beds, carts, etc. It was a fire hazard.
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This bothers me.. Plain stupid to allow vets in the VA Education program to do with income for so long over the VA mistakes.


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VA owes veterans housing allowances under the GI Bill, forcing some into debt

by Phil McCausland / Oct.07.2018 / 6:00 AM CDT

“You can count on us to serve, but we can’t count on the VA to make a deadline,” one veteran said.

If Jane Wiley and her husband Ryan Wiley, both discharged from the Marines, don’t receive the housing allowance they get through the GI Bill by November 1, she expects that they will run out of money for food and rent. The two former Marines would also have to stop attending school if they can't afford childcare for their two kids.

The Wiley family is not alone. Because of a software issue, the Department of Veteran Affairs is struggling to pay student veterans the housing allowance and other benefits provided to them via the GI Bill.
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Are the three amigos still running the VA? They probably pocketed the money.
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Are the three amigos still running the VA? They probably pocketed the money.
So now do you plan on actually making a contribution to the thread? Or just throwing out words because you think that is really happening....
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So now do you plan on actually making a contribution to the thread? Or just throwing out words because you think that is really happening....
um yeah, it is really happening. unless it's been halted. I hope it has but some of our departments that have a budget e.i. money are or have been raided by buffoon thieves

the VA is on an even tighter budget than usual because they were (I seem to remember), refused the last increase including salaries. that may be part of the problem right there; not enough to meet goals. congress has a habit of passing expenditures and not appropriations when it comes to the military in general
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