Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
Travel Pay Changes for VA Gulf Coast Patients
The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will now use electronic funds transfer/direct deposit for beneficiary travel pay to veterans who are eligible to receive it.
The transition to EFT/direct deposit for beneficiary travel is mandated by Public Law 31 U.S.C. 3332. Veterans should inform VA any time they change their mailing address or financial institution. VA Gulf Coast travel pay clerks will assist veterans with address change updates and/or direct deposit requests. EFT/direct deposit enrollment forms can be picked up from and turned in to travel pay clerks at each VA Gulf Coast facility. Veterans who are eligible for beneficiary travel pay must remember to file a travel pay claim after their medical appointment is finished.
Veterans who have questions about this procedural change should stop by the travel pay clerk desk in their nearest VA Gulf Coast medical facility, or call 228-523-4984 or 1-800-296-8872, ext. 34984. Veterans who have not received payment within 14 business days of submitting their claim, please call 228-523-4574 or 1-800-296-8872, ext. 34574.