President Obama announced loan forgiveness because of their disabilities. People with total and permanent disabilities have for years qualified to have their federal student loans forgiven, but according to the Obama administration, thousands were unaware they could get financial relief.
“Americans with disabilities have a right to student loan relief,” Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell said in a statement. “And we need to make it easier, not harder, for them to receive the benefits they are due.”
More information is available at disabilitydischarge.com.