IT 'issues' leave veterans without crucial GI Bill benefits

FedScoop: A new glitch in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ legacy IT environment is hampering the agency’s ability to deliver timely education and housing benefits to veterans across the country.

The agency told FedScoop that “processing issues” arose after the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, or Forever GI Bill, was signed into law by President Donald Trump in August 2017. Two sections of the law, which extends or expands many benefits, change the way the VA pays a monthly housing stipend.

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