VA debt relief to continue beyond 2020

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Veterans and family members who have an overpayment—or debt—with the VA could be eligible for temporary debt relief due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The VA is already suspending all actions on veteran debts under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Treasury Department. This includes suspending collection action or extending repayment terms on preexisting VA debts, whichever the veteran prefers. Now, those suspensions are extended until 2021.

“Veterans and their families should be focused on their health and safety during the pandemic,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA is taking action to give those with pending debts greater flexibility during these challenging times.”

For more information

For benefit debts, veterans should contact the VA Debt Management Center at 800-827-0648.