Once again, President Trump stands with U.S. military veterans. Trump signed an executive order that cancels student loan debt for disabled veterans.
The order was signed by President Trump just after a speech at the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. It also prevents eligible veterans from having to pay any federal income tax on the loans. There will also be pressure put on individual states to follow what President Trump did.
It was my honor to sign a Presidential Memorandum facilitating the cancellation of student loan debt for 25K of our most severely disabled Veterans. With today’s order, we express the everlasting love & loyalty of a truly grateful Nation. God bless our Vets, & God Bless America! pic.twitter.com/MMMsX3RDQM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2019
More on the story from Fox News:
The memo Trump signed directs the government to develop an “expedited” process so veterans can have their federal student loan debt discharged “with minimal burdens.” Currently, just half of the roughly 50,000 disabled veterans who are qualified to have their federal student loan debt forgiven have received the benefit because of a burdensome application process.
Under the current process, disabled veterans can have their debt forgiven under a loan forgiveness program, called Total and Permanent Disability Discharge, or TPD, as long as they have a VA service-connected disability rating of 100 percent. As of July, however, only about 20 percent of the eligible pool of veterans had taken advantage of the program due to the complicated nature of the application and other factors.
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It’s great to have a president who stands with the military. President Trump uses every opportunity he gets to give our veterans the respect they deserve.