Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS)

Payment Problems

How to Avoid Payment Problems

The VETS staff will make every effort to ensure that you receive your educational benefits in a timely manner. To accomplish this mission, we need your full cooperation by adhering to the following:

  • Complete certification requests accurately and on time.
  • Notify us any time you change your degree program.
  • Notify us any time you change your address.

What to Do About Pay Problems

Although the VETS staff is dedicated to processing your educational benefits, problems can still occur. If you have already taken care to avoid pay problems (see above), please follow these easy steps:

  • Allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for the USDVA to process your claim. 
  • Call the USDVA Educational Services toll free number – 1-888-442-4551.
  • Contact us. We can usually resolve issues with a phone call, but it helps if you are aware of how your benefits work.