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Lets Talk About Veterans On Armistice Day

November 11, 2018

Just this morning–once again–turn on the news and hear/see the glaring problems.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering from a series of information technology glitches that has caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed. At the end of August, Veterans Benefits Administration had nearly 239,000 pending claims — 100,000 more than at the same point in 2017. As school began, thousands of students faced dire circumstances and some faced eviction, getting kicked out of school or taking on loan or credit card debt. House Republicans for years have starved funding to agencies and Trump has not made the needed fiscal upgrades.

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