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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:12 AM

Veterans Affairs Dept. tells Capitol Hill it won't repay underpaid GI Bill benefits recipients

Source: NBC News

For weeks, student veterans across the country have raised an alarm about delayed or incorrect GI Bill benefit payments, which the Department of Veterans Affairs has blamed on computer issues.

But on Wednesday, the department told congressional staffers that it would not reimburse those veterans who were paid less than they were owed, two committee aides told NBC News.

The news conflicts with a promise VA officials made to a House committee earlier this month that it would reimburse those veterans who received less than the full amount they were due.

According to the aides, however, the VA said it could not make retroactive payments without auditing its previous education claims, which it said would delay future claims. The aides asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/veterans-affairs-dept-tells-congressional-staffers-it-won-t-repay-n941491



Helping vets the same as the Republican tax cuts help the average person.

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Reply Veterans Affairs Dept. tells Capitol Hill it won't repay underpaid GI Bill benefits recipients (Original post)
Julian Englis Nov 29 OP
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 29 #1
shadowmayor Nov 29 #2
vlyons Nov 29 #3
keithbvadu2 Nov 29 #15
Stonepounder Nov 29 #4
Cold War Spook Nov 29 #16
Codifer Nov 29 #20
Cold War Spook Nov 29 #21
Stand and Fight Nov 29 #5
PaulX2 Nov 29 #6
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 29 #7
Sherman A1 Nov 29 #10
tazkcmo Nov 29 #8
Old Vet Nov 29 #13
tazkcmo Nov 29 #17
Sherman A1 Nov 29 #9
mtngirl47 Nov 29 #11
duforsure Nov 29 #12
Eugene Nov 29 #14
kimbutgar Nov 29 #19
TexasBushwhacker Nov 29 #18
Duppers Nov 29 #22

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:19 AM

1. I wonder if they can smell what they're shoveling ?

Because all the way out here in the Great Pacific Northwest, it still smells like BULLSHIT.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:19 AM

2. Let's make America Great Again

By shitting on our veterans one more time. And the hits just keep coming . . .

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:31 AM

3. Got to pay for those billionaire tax cuts somehow

nt

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:44 AM

15. The billionaires were not cheated.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:47 AM

4. I am so angry I am literally shaking!

How far can this administration go at pissing in EVERYBODY's Wheaties except for folks who kiss tRump's ass.

Lets see. He has screwed Dreamers, college students, trying to screw medicare and medicaid recipients, the economy, Veterans, the military, and on and on and on and still the GOP and 38% of the population think he's actually making America great.

Even though its cold, Canada is looking better and better.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 08:39 AM

16. Canada is looking better and better.

I will check with my VAO to see if I can get my veteran disability there.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 11:54 AM

20. Let me know if that works.

.... but of late I cant take the cold.

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Response to Codifer (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 02:33 PM

21. Where to live.

You can move to many countries and get your VA disability and social security. Canada yes and North Korea no. The problem might be with Canada which allows just about anyone but they can stay only 6 months. After that they want able bodies. I think they will let me stay since I will be bringing $5100 US/month and the VA will reimburse my medical.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 02:15 AM

5. Of course, they're going to fuck us, and people will still believe the nonsense that the GOP cares.

If the GOP was so concerned about veterans, then they'd be screaming to high hell about it. You know, like how they do for millionaires and billionaires? Bastards all.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 02:17 AM

6. Urinating On The Troops - The New Game In Washington Along With Passing Out $$$$ To The Wealthy

Anyone else notice?

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 03:06 AM

7. Yeah right! Trump CARES about the Vets......

Last edited Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:55 PM - Edit history (1)

Just like he cares about the Vets alive and dead by NOT going to Belleau Wood and Arlington National Cemetery during the Veteran's/Armistice Day commemorations. The disrespect that was heard and seen all over the world.

Any Veteran, Retired or Active Duty Military that still votes Republican, my question is WHY?

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 06:46 AM

10. Agreed

Well Said.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 06:25 AM

8. Typical

While I have high regards for the people working at the VA I have nothing but disdain for the fools running it.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:08 AM

13. The VA has done a 360 since 1970 my friend..........

The VA was a ugly place back then, Couldn't even push my bed around without getting trash stuck in the wheels back then...……...

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 09:15 AM

17. Yes but

That's a pretty low bar. It would take work not to improve.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 06:45 AM

9. Charming

Simply Charming.......

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:02 AM

11. And this trickles down from the Vets

One of my tenants wasn't able to pay his rent because of the late payment. Then the payments were shorted--and this has been going on since October. I need the rent because that is my income.

I had a major construction project and let him work in exchange for his unpaid October and November rent....but most vets don't have that opportunity. He is getting ready for finals right now and is under a lot of stress, worrying about next month's rent. He has taken a job at UPS and now plans to work 3rd shift and go to school and then get another job for the remainder of December when finals are over.

This needs to be shouted out so that all Vets know that Trump and the Republicans don't care about them...they just want to use them to keep power.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:05 AM

12. Typical trump

Talking about how he can screw over GM more now , and while he's stiffing veterans for back pay the mistake the government made, and he says nothing. Back to stiffing people out of money again like he's done to the farmers and the GM employees, and many more.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:28 AM

14. "Veterans have no better friend than President Trump." 🙄


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Response to Eugene (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 11:46 AM

19. And those vets will vote for the orange maggot in 2020

My husband has a nephew who didn’t receive his usual payment and he still worships the orange maggot and blames President Obama’s old employees in the VA administration for the mix up. We asked him where he heard that he said from Rush.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 10:23 AM

18. Heads would have been rolling if this happened during Obama's tenure

The "auditing" is not that complicated.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 03:57 PM

22. For sure! nt

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