Veterans are tangled in red tape trying to get their student loans cancelled as promised

From The Hechinger Report: “Jodie Parks works full time as an occupational therapist at a Michigan state psychiatric hospital. But since October she’s had a second job: spending four hours a week, she estimates, making calls and chasing down paperwork to prove that she previously served in the military. She needs that proof to have her student loans forgiven under the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, created by a 2007 law that pledged to erase students’ debt if they took lower-paying but critical jobs with nonprofits and the government. … Fewer than 2 percent of applicants were approved between 2017, when the first borrowers became eligible, and the onset of Covid-19.”

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