Cameron University to host claims processor from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Cameron University’s Office of Veterans Affairs will host a claims processor from the Muskogee VA Regional Processing Office on Monday, February 4. Jeremy Kerns, Senior Veterans Claims Examiner, for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, will be on the Cameron campus to assist veterans, active service members and their dependents. Kerns will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 332 of North Shepler to answer questions about all chapters of GI Bill® benefits, payments, and outstanding debts. He will be able to check on individual VA educational claims benefit status and can answer specific questions about educational benefit eligibility, check amounts and more. For more information, call CU Office of Veterans Affairs at 580-581-2301.

“This is a great opportunity for those who have questions about VA educational benefits to receive personal service from a VA claims processor,” says Vicki Henson, CU Veteran Affairs Coordinator. “In addition to answering questions and providing guidance, Mr. Kerns is able to process claims and work on problem resolution. We encourage veterans, active duty military service members, and eligible family members who attend or plan to attend Cameron University to take advantage of this opportunity.”

In addition to addressing concerns about educational eligibility and benefits, Kerns will provide clarification on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, aka the “Forever GI Bill®”. This new law includes the most comprehensive changes to GI Bill® benefits since enactment of the Post 9/11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act in 2008. The Forever GI Bill® expands and enhances education benefits for veterans. In addition, he will be able to explain changes to the GI Bill® Monthly Housing Allowance. Housing will be paid based on the zip code where the student attends the majority of classes.

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January 24, 2019