MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) Debt Management Center (DMC) is suspending all actions on veteran debts under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department for 60 days. The USDVA will continue to evaluate an extension of this timeline during the COVID-19 crisis. If the suspension is extended, the USDVA will update its website at www.va.gov/debtman to reflect the change and automatically extend suspensions for affected veterans.
The USDVA is also suspending collection action or extending repayment terms on preexisting VA debts, as the veteran prefers. Veterans and family members affected by COVID-19 that may have a benefit debt and need temporary financial relief should contact the DMC at 1-800-827-0648 for assistance.