Vets Complain: Veterans Administration Sitting On Paychecks

Ashley Metcalf Morgan Sforzini VA work study
Ashley Metcalf Morgan Sforzini VA work study

By Dan Elliott

Exasperated veterans who work part-time for the Veterans Administration while attending college say their VA paychecks are sometimes weeks late, leaving them in trouble with bill collectors or having to borrow money to avoid eviction.

The two-week VA paycheck is typically about $360, and can be vital to veterans raising families and juggling expenses.

"It's absolutely crucial," said Neal Boyd, an Army veteran who has two children, attends Danville Area Community College in Illinois and works for the VA in the school's career services office to help other veterans.