A Freedom of Information Act request made by the advocacy group Veterans Education Success found that the Education Department contacted more than 42,000 disabled veterans, yet barely 8,500 had signed and returned the application for a discharge as of May 2018. The project had begun making headway by the time Trump announced his order in August, with 22,000 eligible veterans receiving more than $650 million in student loan relief.

Read the full story at the Washington Post, “Trump administration promise of debt relief for disabled veterans got delayed. Now, the program is resuming” published November 22, 2019.