Building 2, Room 200, Windows 6, 7, & 8
Customer Services Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm.
Students are seen on a walk-in basis - no appointment is necessary
The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that was signed into law on November 25th, 2015 prohibits an individual from receiving unemployment benefits while receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. If you have questions regarding this change, you should contact the Oregon Employment Department at (800) 237-371 (in-state only).
IRS Pub 970, page 7 states "Payments you receive for education, training, or subsistence under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are tax free. Do not include these payments as income on your federal tax return". These payments should also not be included on your state tax return.
The VA Debt Management Center (DMC) recently experienced a delay in mailing notice of indebtedness letters which impacted schools and Veterans. This delay was due to the recent and unexpected closure of DMC's government print vendor.
The disrupted letter processing resulted in some letters which contain a printed date that differs from the actual mailing date.
If you received a DMC letter dated between November 23rd and December 27, 2015, there was approximately a 20 day delay in releasing these letters. Due to this mailing delay, the DMC extended its debt collection timeline for an additional 20 days. This will provide the additional time needed to verify and pay the indebtedness before any referral to the Treasury Offset Program.
For further clarification, please contact the DMC education team at DMCEDU.VBASPL@va.gov or via the DMC call center at: 1-800-827-0648, for international callers 1-612-713-6415
‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."