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Frequently Asked Questions


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Yes. Must provide Proof of Honorable Service (DD214).

Copy of DD214 (black out SSN).

You may provide your official email address.

You may invite whomever you choose to accompany you to the destination with the understanding that you are responsible for their conduct and/or damages.

No. Spouses may complete the application for the service member. However, the actual service member’s name and email address must also be on the application and only the Active Duty member or Veteran with proper identification can check into the Resort.

Widows are eligible to apply for the Program as DoD civilians, but must provide the DD214 and a copy of the death certificate. Children of active or deceased members are not eligible to apply.

Yes , but only if they have served on active duty. If not currently on active duty, proof of honorable service (DD214) must be provided.

No, IHOOT is NOT a travel agency. The Program Manager can NOT determine availability before the application process has been completed and submitted because the request contains all of the information needed to acquire a confirmation. Applicants are advised that applying on or during holiday periods is not recommended because free lodging is usually not available then. Applying during holiday periods should only be done if you already have personally funded reservations and are only hoping that Vacations for Vets can provide a cost savings.

Yes, however you must complete the entire online process or manual application again including submitting a new processing fee. Depending on the circumstances, you may be classified as “high risk” and be required to submit a $300 deposit. Applicants who cancel a second time may be ineligible to reapply.