You must allow eight to ten weeks for processing from the time your paperwork is sent to the Veterans Administration before you will receive your first check.
The Veterans Administration holds both the college and the recipient liable for overpayments. Overpayments are most commonly the result of:
- Failure to process a program change form when dropping a course (the Veterans Administration considers the recipient ineligible to receive benefits after the last date of attendance);
- Failure to report to the veterans clerk in the Veterans Success Center any change in status (number of units or change of address) and;
- Repetition of a course in which a satisfactory ("C" or better) grade has been received.
If an overpayment occurs, the Veterans Administration will automatically stop further payment until the entire amount due has been repaid.
If veterans are no longer eligible to receive benefits because they are carrying less than six units and receiving benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, or carrying less than three units and receiving benefits under Chapter 1606, or are officially withdrawn from school, a letter will be sent to them requesting repayment.
In the case of hardship, a veteran may apply to the Veterans Administration to make arrangements for repayment of the debt with as little inconvenience as possible.