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Congress blasts VA on GI Bill: ‘You can’t simply change the law’
Lawmakers at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday questioned whether the Veterans Affairs Department has the authority to change a major deadline for implementing a portion of the Forever GI Bill — and seemingly act as if the original one, mandated by law, never existed.
This GI Bill change was supposed to take effect Aug. 1. It still hasn’t happened.
It’s been more than a month since the Veterans Affairs Department was required by law to change the way it calculates housing stipends for student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Yet the agency still has not completed the necessary technology updates to make that happen. Meanwhile many veterans are sure to receive checks with the wrong amount.
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