The Daily Show blasts VA over GI Bill payment fiasco
WASHINGTON – Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs in a five-minute segment Thursday night over widespread payment delays to student veterans.
Thousands of student veterans experienced delays this semester receiving their monthly housing stipends, which they use for rent, food and other living expenses. The problem was caused by an information technology failure when the VA went to implement part of the “Forever” GI Bill – a major expansion of veterans’ education benefits Congress approved last year.
“There’s a promise America makes to its troops: If you serve your country, when you come home, your country will serve you,” Noah said. “These days, collecting those benefits have become its own battle.”
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