- Tulsa veteran surprised to learn he owes the Department of Veterans Affairs more than $58,000.
- He received letters stating his entire monthly VA check would be withheld to pay the debt.
- Another letter claimed the VA was going to withhold more than what he receives each month.
- He contacted FOX23 and Sen. Jim Inhofe's office for help.
Robert Hamilton served in the army during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He told FOX23 he suffers from PTSD.
He reached out to FOX23 after Veteran Affairs told him about a $58,000 debt he didn't know he had. Hamilton said there was some sort of mix-up with his Social Security income being reported; he said he reported his income and the VA said he did not.
FOX23 found this issue has popped up for other veterans and Rozzi started making calls. Hamilton reached out to the VA and Sen.Jim Inhofe before reaching out to FOX23. Days later a letter came forgiving the debt Hamilton owed the VA.
Officials with the VA told FOX23 that issues with Social Security and VA overpayments is a common problem and any veteran with questions about benefits should contact their local veteran office or organizations like the VFW or Disabled American Veterans.
Senator Inhofe sent this statement:
He also urged veterans with issues to call his Tulsa office at 918-748-5111 to see how he can help.
Here's the full statement from the Department of Veteran's Affairs:
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