Recent news from the U.S. Departments of Education (DOE) is long overdue — it has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make it easier for disabled veterans to have their federal student loans discharged.
Often-embattled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on the right side of this issue, noting that simplifying the loan forgiveness process is a “small but critical way” to show gratitude to those who have become disabled fighting for their county.
Starting immediately, the DOE will begin matching borrowers on the National Student Loan Data System who have federal student loans or aid through the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education grant program to the VA database. Borrowers positively identified in the match will be mailed a customized letter explaining the eligibility for loan discharge and including a total and permanent disability (TPD) application. Borrowers can sign and return the application to complete the process of applying for a TPD discharge. For more information, including access to the TPD discharge application, visit disabilitydischarge.com.
Do you wonder how these developments will affect your student loan status? Call a San Diego Student Loan Lawyer at (619) 295-3322 to schedule a free initial consultation.