The average student veteran using the Post-9/11 GI Bill this fall has had to wait more than 3 weeks for their housing benefits to come through.
The Veterans Affairs Department alerted students to the higher-than-normal wait times in an email this week, noting that average processing times are currently around 23 days for continuing GI Bill claims and 35 days for first-time claims. In general, VA aims to process such claims in 14 days and 28 days, respectively.
What’s causing the delay?
“It’s a combination of things,” a VA spokesperson told Military Times.