Wilkie promises student veterans GI Bill payment delays are high priority for VA
ORLANDO, Fla. – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie addressed a group of some 2,000 student veterans Friday to discuss a year filled with VA errors causing incorrect and delayed living stipends for thousands of GI Bill recipients that pushed some of them into financial hardship.
The veterans were gathered in Orlando, Fla., expecting to hear Wilkie in person at the Student Veterans of America National Convention. But he never made it.
Instead, the VA secretary addressed the crowd from a studio at VA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and appeared on five large screens in front of a packed Orlando convention hall. He promised student veterans were “now a permanent part of the table” at the agency.
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