Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring and others requested the automatic student loan forgiveness for totally and permanently disabled veterans.

It is estimated that fewer than 9,000 of the more than 42,000 eligible veterans had their loans forgiven under the old process.

Herring said they requested the relief because veterans deserve it.

“These veterans and their families should be able to focus on healing and caring for themselves, not jumping through bureaucratic red tape,” Herring said. “Wiping away their student loans is the least we can do for this special group of veterans who have given us so much. I’m really glad to see this step forward, and we’ll be monitoring the implementation process to ensure the administration delivers on this promise.

The automatic forgiveness supported by the attorneys general also has the support of veterans groups including Vietnam Veterans for America, Veterans Education Success, The Retired Enlisted Association, High Ground Advocacy, and Ivy League Veterans Council.

Read the full story at ABC 13 News Now, “Disabled Vets to Receive Student Loan Relief Requested by Attorney General Herring” published August 22, 2019.