Trump signs executive order to cancel student loan debt for disabled veterans

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President Trump under an executive order signed on Wednesday, the all student loan debt is assigned to all permanently disabled U.S. military veterans.

The order of the Trump signed after a speech at the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, Ky., this conveyor deletes to eligible veterans, do not pay Federal tax on the loan. Trump added that he will follow the pressure on individual States to.

“The debts of these disabled veterans are completely said deleted,” Trump. “This is hundreds of millions of dollars in student loan debt for our disabled veterans, which will be fully deleted.”


The memo, Trump signed, the head of the government, the development of an “accelerated” process, so that veterans have your Federal student loan debt discharged “with minimal stress to paint.” Currently, only half of the approximately 50,000 disabled veterans, qualified, your Federal need to students have forgiven loan debt has the advantage, because a time-consuming application process.

Under the current process, disabled veterans can have their debt forgiven under a loan forgiveness program, called the total and Permanent disability discharge, or TPD, as long as you have a VA service-connected disability rating of 100 percent. July, however, only about 20 percent of the eligible pool of veterans had used the program due to the complicated nature of the application and other factors.


Trump’s announcement comes days after the administration, a longtime student loan industry executive for the Federal government, the Supreme guardian of the student-loan market. Robert Cameron as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau new student loan Ombudsman, the office said Friday.

It is a task to protect student loan borrowers from bad practices in the student loan industry and one of the few of the items explicitly named in the Dodd-Frank Act, the law after the financial crisis of 2008, created the Bureau. It is considered to be the go-to office for borrowers who have complaints about their loans. Cameron most recently, she worked at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, better known as FedLoan servicing, as the head of compliance and risk minimization.


PHEAA has been cited for poor practices in the industry, especially as it dealt with the troubled Public service loan forgiveness program, a program designed to allow you to get student loan borrowers who work in public service jobs, a portion of their loans forgiven balances.


The executive order comes as student loan forgiveness is a large topic of conversation among the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate is planning to push, with rivals such as Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, to completely wipe out student loan debt nationwide.

Currently, the Americans are around keep $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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