VA pauses pension debt collections after discovery of system error (Federal Times)

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    VA pauses pension debt collections after discovery of system error – By Leo Shane III (Federal Times) / Nov 3, 2023

    Nearly 40,000 low-income veterans and their survivors receiving federal pensions may owe money because of accounting errors made over the last 12 years, but Veterans Affairs officials said they don’t plan on collecting that debt for now.

    The episode is the latest computer systems headache for the department, which has seen a series of benefits mistakes due to glitches in recent months.

    Department officials on Friday said they recently discovered that tens of thousands of pension recipients “may have debts that have not yet been established” because of overpayments due to past mistakes in their self-reported income levels. The pension payment issue dates back to 2011.

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