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GI Bill Payment Delays

 

We are closely tracking the GI Bill payment delays some student veterans are experiencing while we continue to strongly advocate for swift resolution of the issue. If you would like to speak with someone from SVA about your experience, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

 

If you are experiencing a financial hardship due to the delayed GI Bill payments please call the Education Service Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 and inform them you are experiencing a hardship.

 

You may also contact them through the GI Bill website: https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask.

 

VA considers the following to be hardships including, but are not limited to:

  • a beneficiary is in danger of losing housing or
  • a beneficiary is in danger of having utilities turned off or
  • a beneficiary is in danger of receiving collection notices from creditors.

 

Additional resources for student veterans may also be found through the following organizations:

  • The State Approving Agencies across the country are working with schools within each state to ensure students affected by late payments are not held liable.  
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars may provide grants through their Unmet Needs Program to assist with basic life needs for veterans, service members, and/or their families who experience financial difficulties.  More information, including the criteria for the grant and the application, can be found here. Help A Hero Scholarship Information can be found here.
  • Local American Legion Service Officer. The American Legion has service officers in every state that can provide answers to questions about education benefits, Federal student loans, and credit transferability.
  • Additional resources can be found on the Non-VA Resources for Student Veterans website
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