Advocacy Groups Urge Veterans Affairs to Increase Oversight over GI Benefits
Feb 28, 2019, 13:05 PM
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Veterans groups raise concerns over a recent audit that estimated the department will waste $2.3 billion in the next five years by making improper GI Bill payments.
Thirty-six advocacy groups sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) calling for increased oversight of programs approved for GI benefits, reports Education Dive.
The veterans groups raised concerns over an audit by the VA Office of Inspector General that estimated the department will waste $2.3 billion in the next five years by making improper GI Bill payments, including to colleges with potentially fraudulent practices, Education Dive reported.
The letter called attention to Career Education Corporation, a for-profit that has been accused of misleading students and receiving improper payments. According to the letter, Career Education has the third highest number of veteran complaints against it at the VA.
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