I have heard of many problems with the new GI Bill. It is just not working as fast as needed and is leaving many young men and women in a bind because the VA is not able to pay out fast enough for the Universityâ€™s liking.
Rather than re-type everything here that goes along with some other postings, I urge you to check our Alexâ€™s blog entry about it and his first hand experience at http://armyofdude.blogspot.com/2009/09/politics-of-purse-strings.html
Of course my buddy CJ had some comments on this too, over at the YouServed.com blog.
If you are a soldier or a family member of a soldier who is planning to use these benefits, I strongly encourage you to read those postings and do some research on the web about this. There are local news stories popping up all around the country highlighting these problems. You need to set your expectations as to how long it could take to get the money.