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Following Push from King, Collins, Department of Education Agrees To Discharge Outstanding Federal Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to efforts by U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Department of Education has announced that they will streamline student debt forgiveness for permanently disabled military veterans.
“No one in America who has become permanently disabled should have to endure the pain and financial hardship of a surprise tax bill on a forgiven federal student loan – least of all our veterans,” said Senator King. “This is the right thing to do, and I hope that the Administration will extend the same compassion to others affected by this misguided policy by beginning to automatically discharge outstanding loans for those who have become permanently disabled.”
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