I served in the Army. The post-9/11 GI Bill is a hoax.

People are losing their homes, going into great debt and being evicted from their homes due to an unkept promise by our government to support vets. I would like for a publication such as yours to report to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces on the actual issues that go along with these delays.

It’s not just about people not getting money. It’s promised money that people counted on and are now suffering greatly because of it. These poor men and women currently signing up under the promise that they will receive a free education if they risk their lives for this country are in for a big surprise when they try to receive any benefit from Veterans Affairs.

The Navy Times reported recently that the VA had 14,000 payments yet to process as of Oct. 27. The VA states that it has hired more than 900 extra workers to work overtime to process these claims. Yet, it said people probably wouldn’t get paid until closer to December. According to its Web site, it processed 3,270 payments [in one day].

At that rate about 14,000 claims would be processed in about 4 ½ days. The math doesn’t add up to their story. Where’s the money?

Chadwick JohnsonChicago

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