Please see the information below put out by VA Central Office regarding the COVID-19 situation. This is the only information we have at the is time so I will probably not be able to address questions that you may have that have not been covered below.
With regard to the last bullet, it seems that not all states SAA’s have been routinely advising in approval letters regarding distance learning. The NCSAA has routinely reported that information so if you have questions as to whether your SAA approval allows for distance learning please refer to your approval letter.
NOTE: Currently there is no change to how remedial/deficiency courses are handled. The law does not allow rem/def to be paid if all or part is offered online or via independent study.
Question: What is the impact, if any, to GI Bill recipients when their schools are either closed or has directed their students to take classes online as a result of precautions taken due to COVID-19?
Answer: The answer will depend on the type of action taken by the school, the timing of the action, and the current program approval.
Please note: There is a draft bill to address our limitations, but until that passes we are restricted to what is described above.