Eye on Education

VA “Temporarily Loses” Some Ohio Veterans’ GI BIll Records

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has, um, misplaced some veterans’ GI Bill records. The missing records could affect Ohio and West Virginia veterans with pending college enrollments. Ohio state officials are asking Ohio schools to allow affected students to enroll and start classes anyway.

Electronic records covering the Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility of student veterans in Ohio and West Virginia were temporarily lost during an adjustment of the claims workload between regional officials, but Veterans Affairs Department officials are rushing to prevent anyone from being affected. Eligibility certifications were temporarily lost when VA shifted responsibility for processing Ohio and West Virginia claims from the Buffalo, N.Y., regional office to the St. Louis regional office… [Spokesperson Josh Taylor] said VA expects to resolve the problem “within the next 10 days.

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