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house Bill H.R. 2679

Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
    IntroducedMay 25th, 2017

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Title

Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act

Official Title

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve service-connected disability determinations for purposes of loan discharge.

Summary

Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify the federal student loan discharge process for a veteran who has a total and permanent disability. Specifically, it directs the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a computer matching program for ED to identify the borrowers who: (1) have been assigned a service-connected disability rating of 100% by the VA, or (2) are unemployable due to a service-connected condition. ED must notify such borrowers of their eligibility for federal student loan discharge and provide simple instructions for applying.

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