Hi Reddit! I’m Phil McCausland, a reporter for NBC News. I’m here to discuss how veterans haven’t received GI Bill benefits for months because of IT issues at the VA. Ask Me Anything
Hi, I’m Phil McCausland, a reporter for NBC News, where I focus on the rural-urban divide. I’ll be taking questions at 1:30 p.m. ET on my reporting about how technology glitches at the Department of Veterans Affairs have prevented veterans from receiving benefits for months. You can read about how it’s affected vets’ lives and the Trump administration’s role in it all here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/veterans-haven-t-receive-gi-bill-benefits-months-due-ongoing-n934696.
Over the past two years at NBC News, I've covered everything from President Trump's inauguration and the resulting protests to hurricanes and mass shootings. I've reported on the flagging dairy industry and struggling farmers, crumbling infrastructure in Mississippi that has forced the state to close thousands of bridges, and the mental health crisis in Montana.