Returned Volunteer FAQs
Here you'll find resources for continuing involvement with the Peace Corps' from administrative necessities such as keeping your records up-to-date, to more enjoyable opportunities such as finding RPCV groups in your area. FAQs fall into the following four catagories:
Loose Ends | Staying Connected | Employment | Federal Employment
How can I get assistance with student loan issues, taxes, a verification of my Peace Corps service, or a copy of my Description of Service (DOS)?
For readjustment allowance questions; verification of Peace Corps service for an employer or college (verbal and/or written); copies of your Description of Service (DOS); income tax questions and W-2 forms; loan deferment, cancellation, and economic hardship certifications; and savings bonds, contact:
Volunteer and PSC Financial Services
855.855.1961, ext. 1770, or 202.692.1770
Where can I get assistance with Early Termination issues?
For ET consultation/personal counseling, or if you wish to ET while in the United States on home leave or emergency leave, contact:
Counseling and Outreach Unit
855.855.1961, ext. 1470 or
Where can I get assistance with medical issues?
If within the first six months of your COS you are having a particularly difficult time with your re-entry adjustment and feel you need a medical evaluation, contact the Office of Medical Services to discuss your situation with a medical professional.
For general medical issues, contact the Office of Medical Services:
Office of Medical Services
855.855.1961, ext. 1500 or 202.692.1500
Learn more about general RPCV health benefits.
To obtain copies of your medical records, contact:
Medical Records Department
855.855.1961, ext. 1502 or 202.692.1502
For medical billing/reimbursement, contact:
Health Benefit Program
For RPCVs with medical problems resulting from their Peace Corps service; requests for authorization of evaluation or further diagnostic work-up of service-related conditions; authorization for treatment after diagnosis of injury or illness incurred while a PCV; or other illness or disability issues related to your Peace Corps service, contact:
Post Service Unit
855.855.1961, ext. 1540 or 202.692.1540
For Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) claims or re-entry difficulty, contact:
Office of Medical Services
855.855.1961, ext. 1500 or 202.692.1500.
Additional information is available from the FECA Benefits page.
How can I change my address?
Is there literature available for family members of recent RPCVs that discusses transition issues?
Peace Corps has a very helpful publication called "On the Homefront" (PDF), which was written specifically for the families of Volunteers. The handbook addresses issues of readjustment.
Last updated Jan 22 2013