There has been some confusion over the past several days regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance and what VA will or will not pay. Secretary Robert Wilke has clarified what VA will do in a statement released November 29, 2018.
The Secretary said that each and every Post-9/11 GI Bill beneficiary will be made 100 percent whole – retroactively if need be – for their housing benefits for this academic year based on Forever GI Bill rates, not on post-9/11 GI Bill rates. Once VA is in a position to process education claims in accordance with the Forever GI Bill – each and every beneficiary will receive retroactively the exact benefits to which they are entitled under that law.
Please see the statement from Secretary Wilkie: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5154
If you have any questions or need additional assistance please contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday. Thank you for your continued patience and may this holiday season be full of joy and happiness to you and your family.
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