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Veterans' Promised Tuition Checks AWOL


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, USA, troops, military, Iraq, Afghanistan, veterans, tuition checks )

Dee
- 3552 days ago - washingtontimes.com
The U.S. government failed to send promised college tuition checks to tens of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars before they returned to school this fall,



   

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Dee C (23)
Friday September 25, 2009, 3:11 pm
"The Veterans Affairs Department blamed a backlog of claims filed for GI Bill education benefits that has left veterans who counted on the money for tuition and books scrambling to make ends meet.

Veterans like American University student John Kamin, who received a letter Wednesday from the Army. He was hoping it contained news that his overdue GI Bill college tuition money would soon arrive. Instead, the Iraq war veteran was informed that he may be called back into active duty."

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Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday September 25, 2009, 5:46 pm
Thanks Dee
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 7:33 am
This comes to me as no surprise and is now something someone I know personally is having issues with.

They joined on the sole purpose of getting this grant to go to school and not have to be in the Army all his life.... Guess what... He was sent back for a 4th time, now to Afghanistan. I remember the last time he and I talked about this and he said he never felt so betrayed in all his life. Said the recruiter used this to the governments advantage, they now have more then half of their troops duped, cause this was the promise. One they never intended to give in the first place...
 
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