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517,000 student-loan borrowers with disabilities should get their debt wiped out, bipartisan lawmakers say

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The Higher Education Act permits borrowers with permanent disabilities to get their student loans forgiven, but the process is lengthy and difficult to navigate. Six bipartisan lawmakers want to change that.

On August 4, Sens. Chris Coons, Tammy Duckworth, Rob Portman, and Angus King, along with Reps. Ron Kind and Brian Fitzpatrick, wrote a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona requesting the quick discharge of student loans for 517,000 borrowers identified by the Social Security Administration (SSA) with a total and permanent disability (TPD). 

The Higher Education Act of 1965 allows for borrowers with TPD to details ⇒

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