Students Struggle as Glitch Holds Up GI Bill PaymentsOctober 9, 2018 | :
by Phil McCausland
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 Nov. 1, she expects that they will run out of money for food and rent. They will also have to stop attending school if they can’t afford child care 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.
The federal agency has paid some veterans too much, too little or nothing at all. It is up to two months late on payments in some cases, forcing potentially thousands of former service members to spiral financially.
Manager of Adult Learners and Veterans Affairs
Volunteer State Community College
Career Development/Veterans Affairs Counselor
Massasoit Community College
Veterans Services Center Manager (Categorical)
South Orange County Community College District
Veterans Center Coordinator (Academic Coordinator)
Bunker Hill Community College