Veterans' Educational Assistance Program
VA has informed us that approximately 115,000 Post-Vietnam Era Veterans
are entitled to a refund of contributions they made to the Veterans' Educational
Assistance Program (VEAP). If you don’t know, VEAP was a service member
education and training savings program for Post-Vietnam Era Veterans.
Why are some service members owed refunds?
In general, Veterans have ten years from their date of discharge to use their
education benefits. Some ineligible Veterans still have unused contributions
and are entitled to a refund.
Who might be missing their refund?
Veterans potentially eligible for a refund would have:
What should an eligible, or potentially eligible, Veteran do?
If you have unused VEAP funds, you should submit VA Form 22-5281 after
completing sections 1-6, 14, 15, and 18. It will take 3-4 weeks to receive a
response and/or refund via U.S Treasury check.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a refund or whether you participated
in VEAP, you can call the Education Call Center at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442 4551)
domestically or 001-918-781-5678 overseas, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT.
Thank you for your help in this.