Are you waiting for your Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive an advance of up to $3,000, which will be recouped from future benefit payments. If you are a student who applied for one of the VA’s education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment for the fall 2009 term, you can request a one-time advance payment at your local VA regional office or through their Web site,