When you request a waiver, you are requesting that we terminate collection action on a debt. If a waiver is granted in full or part, you will not be required to pay the amount that was waived.
To be eligible for waiver considerations, you must be a Veteran, a payee or beneficiary including a fiduciary, a representative acting on behalf of a debtor such a parent, sibling, or a representative of an estate in the case of a deceased payee.
To apply for a waiver, you must submit the following items:
You have a right to request an oral hearing in conjunction with your waiver request. If you choose to have an oral hearing to present evidence before your request is considered, state so in your request for a waiver. If you request an oral hearing, you will be notified of the date, time, and location, prior to your waiver request being referred for consideration.
Note: If we receive your request for waiver within 30 days of the day of notification, we will suspend any offset action from your current benefits until a decision regarding your request for waiver is rendered.
If a waiver is granted in full or part, you will not be required to pay the amount that was waived. A waiver cannot be granted if we determine there is:
You will be notified in writing when a decision regarding your request for waiver is rendered.
Note: If a balance exists on your account after waiver action is completed, you will be asked to contact us and make arrangements to pay your debt. If you are drawing VA benefits, action will be taken to begin offsetting those benefits to recoup any balance that was not waived.