VA to Fight Court Decision Giving Extra Year of Education Benefits to Thousands of Veterans

Veterans Affairs officials have appealed a federal court ruling granting thousands of veterans an extra year of college tuition benefits, likely delaying final resolution on the issue for at least a few more months.

Department attorneys on Friday filed paperwork to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to consider the case of â€śBO vs Wilkie,” which centers around VA’s practice of making veterans relinquish their Montgomery GI Bill eligibility in order to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill payouts.

The case could eventually cost the department billions of dollars in new education payouts if the courts continue to rule against VA.

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