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By Hope Yen 

VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes


November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday promised to try to speed up payments to thousands of veterans after delays caused by information technology problems.

"We are working diligently to minimize these delays affecting GI Bill students," said Paul Lawrence, VA's undersecretary for benefits. "We're frustrated that we don't have a solution in place."

Last year, President Donald Trump signed off on the biggest boost in GI benefits in a decade, but the legislation did not fully take into account the additional time needed to upgrade VA's aging IT systems in order to...

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