Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and family members who incur debts as a result of their participation in most VA compensation, pension, and education programs receive letters from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Debt Management Center (DMC), notifying them of their rights as well as their obligation to reimburse the DVA. If you have a debt with them, you may have questions concerning payment plans, amounts offset from your benefit payments and what to do if payment of the debt would cause hardship.
Repayment of benefits may be necessary under the following conditions:
If you have documentable circumstances beyond your control that prevent you from continuing in school, the DVA will consider an appeal, waiver, or compromise offer. Some examples of reasonable mitigating circumstances may include, but are not limited to: documented illness or injury, death in the immediate family, or an unavoidable change in employment.