I was XXXX in XXXX 2009. At that time, I was receiving XXXX for my XXXX. While XXXX at the XXXX, I spoke to a VA Representative who assisted me in stopping these payments while I was on XXXX. I filled out the paperwork with her, and we scanned it into the VA. I went directly to XXXX from XXXX XXXX. While XXXX, unbeknownst to me, I was still receiving payments. When the ” stop payment ” paperwork finally caught up to the VA, payment was halted ; however, I had incurred a debt. Upon my return to the states and upon filing income tax returns, I discovered this debt. I contacted the VA, who informed me they had sent it to their XXXX XXXX XXXX. I fully paid the debt, satisfying the case against me. This past year, I have been attempting to clean up my credit report. I contacted the VA and asked them to remove this negative remark on my credit reports, especially since I was XXXX, unaware I had a debt, had tried successfully to stop payment, and paid the debt in full as soon as I became aware of it. I was informed they would not remove it. I would like it cleared off of all XXXX ( XXXX ) of my credit reports. I am still XXXX and hope to purchase my XXXX home soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!