I was wondering if anybody knows what the processing time is for receiving BAH payments and book stipends for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I started school this past August. At the time of my enrollment, I already had by Certificate of Eligibility. A couple of months after enrolling, I contacted the VA, only to find out that they had not yet received my certification from the school. At this point, I contacted the Certifying Official at the school who assured me that my benefits had been certified.
3 Weeks later, I call the VA again. Once again, I'm told that they still have no record of my enrollment. I was told to call back with the certification number and the date the certification was submitted. I contacted the school to request this information. The Certifying Official told me she would research the issue and contact me back. After a week, I still hadn't heard from her. To make a long story short, I ended up contacting higher-ups at the school. The following day, I received an e-mail from VA stating my certification was received, along with an e-mail from the Certifying Officials with excuses for why my certification had not yet been submitted.
It's been almost 2 weeks since my certification was submitted. I know it can take a while for things to get processed, but if someone can just let me know the average, I'd greatly appreciate it. I realize that my delay is the school's fault and not VA's but I've already been waiting several months for payment. After hearing some of the VA horror stories, I'm terrified that I may be stuck waiting several more months. Thanks for any information you can offer.
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It could be tomorrow as that is the first of the month. RCC can tell you if they might cut a check mid month if it did not make the batch. If you have direct deposit, check your account tomorrow.
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MSG, USA (Ret),School Certifying Official
Now that VA has your Certification of Enrollment from your school, it should only take approx. 3 weeks to process your payments for the month Housing Allowance, Book Stipend, and the payment of tuition/fees to the school.
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