Please note effective August 1, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs will be changing the policy regarding break (interval) pay to the following:
"Break or interval pay is no longer payable under any VA education benefit program unless under an Executive Order of the President or due to an emergency, such as a natural disaster or strike. This means that when your semester ends (e.g. December 15th), your housing allowance is paid for the first 15 days of December only and begins again when your next semester begins (e.g. January 10th) and is paid for the remaining days of January.
Students using other VA education programs are included in this change. Monthly benefits will be pro-rated in the same manner. Entitlement that previously would have been used for break pay will be available for use during a future enrollment."
For small breaks that fall within the term (i.e. Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break), payment will be given, but for breaks between terms payments will not be given effective August 1, 2011.