Facilitating student loans during this virus pandemic has been a topic of discussion for many, and it looks like the Department of Education has one planned to offer a bit of ease.
According to USA Today, those who are behind schedule with their wage arrears and / or lose their tax refund will experience some relief as we work to get our country back on track .
"The federal government will no longer withhold parts of borrowers' tax returns and social security payments, the education ministry said on Wednesday. And borrowers whose paychecks have been garnished are entitled to their full wages – even though their employers have to make changes to their paychecks. "
This happens almost two weeks after Trump announced that interest on student loans would be paused.
In a statement, Betsy Devos, US Secretary of Education, said: “Americans who rely on their tax refund or social security check to make ends meet during this national emergency should receive these funds, and our actions today will be make sure they do it. ”
Private collectors were also ordered to stop calling and send letters.
While the government introduced this, every company must ensure that its employees' wages are adjusted. Those affected by the garnishment have been instructed to contact their human resources department.
This will remain in place for at least 60 days and dates back to March 13th.
According to USA Today, over 830,000 borrowers receive a $ 1.8 billion refund. This is money that was confiscated by the government on March 13.
In addition, borrowers who may not be as far back but still want assistance can suspend payments for two months without penalty.
This is not a credit cancellation, but a little relief at the moment.
Roommate, how do you feel about it?