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Short Titles as Introduced

Disabled Veterans Student Loan Protection Act of 2016

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the student loan forgiveness program in the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include a greater number of disabled veterans and to facilitate the automatic transfer to the Secretary of Education of information regarding veterans eligible for student loan forgiveness, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/23/2016Introduced in House

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Date
09/19/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
03/23/2016Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/23/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* 03/23/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce03/23/2016 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training09/19/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/23/2016)

Disabled Veterans Student Loan Protection Act of 2016

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) to establish a system to automatically transmit, from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the Department of Defense (DOD), an applicable determination of unemployability or assignment of a service-connected disability rating of 100%.

ED must accept, as sufficient documentation of a borrower's total and permanent disability, a determination of unemployability by the VA or an assignment of a service-connected disability rating of 100% by the VA or DOD that is transmitted in accordance with such system.