Veteran's Affairs http://wkms.org en Informational Event for Veterans Enrolling at MSU http://wkms.org/post/informational-event-veterans-enrolling-msu <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Alison Marshall, Associate Director or Murray State’s Transfer Center for Veterans Affairs and Adult Student Liaison, on <em>Sounds Good</em>. She’s involved with next Monday’s informational event for veterans enrolling at MSU from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the CFSB Center’s Murray Room. the Veterans Affairs Office at Mruray State is responsible for the administration of veteran's educational benefits programs, and Alison can be reached at <a href="mailto:alison.marshall@murraystate.edu">alison.marshall@murraystate.edu</a>.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:27:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 34131 at http://wkms.org Informational Event for Veterans Enrolling at MSU McConnell Rails Against VA Backlog http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-rails-against-va-backlog <p></p><p></p><p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Obama needs to personally address the backlog of disability claims handled by the Veterans Affairs Department. McConnell made the remarks at a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Louisville.</p><div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-image"><p></p></div></div><p><em>"Let me tell you the size of this problem is a national disgrace," McConnell said.</em></p><p>The Kentucky Republican told convention-goers Monday the problem demands attention from the top of the command chain. The VA pays disability benefits to veterans who are injured or become ill as a result of their active&nbsp;service, but as of late March, about 70 percent of claims were pending longer than 125 days. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:29:07 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 33306 at http://wkms.org McConnell Rails Against VA Backlog Veteran’s Affairs Delayed Payments Cause Trouble for Students Getting Textbooks http://wkms.org/post/veteran-s-affairs-delayed-payments-cause-trouble-students-getting-textbooks <p></p><p>Despite delayed Veteran’s Affairs payments military veterans enrolled at Austin Peay State University are again able to purchase textbooks without complications. &nbsp;</p><p>This week, the APSU bookstore denied 64 veteran students trying to purchase textbooks because the VA Office failed to pay a nearly $600,000 bill. APSU’s Assistant Director of Communications Melony Schemberger says a change in the billing process will ensure holds on the veteran’s accounts will not appear in the future. Fri, 31 May 2013 20:31:27 +0000 Rob Canning 31836 at http://wkms.org Veteran’s Affairs Delayed Payments Cause Trouble for Students Getting Textbooks