Wounded Veteran's Caregivers Student Loan Debt Relief
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HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CAREGIVERS SERVING OUR VETERANS
Veteran's Caregivers carry a very heavy load balancing caring for their wounded, injured or ill spouse, child or friend while taking care of other family members and household obligations. In the blink of a moment their lives are changed dramatically where they take on the roll of nurse and advocate for their loved ones. The opportunities to finish school or pursuing their career's are gone. Many severely injured veterans are unable to be left alone for long periods of time so their caregivers are unable to work.
Several of these caregivers also carry the weight of student loan and mounting interest payments. Not only do they find themselves unable to work but the active pay from service all disappears and they are left to survive on disability pay. The added stress create emotional burden and financial burden so that many end up with bad credit or being unable to buy their own homes.
The Federal education laws provides debt relief for teachers and public service workers who sacrifice higher pay to help their communities. They also forgive student loan debt for 100% disabled veterans who are permanent and totally disabled. There is not a program however for these military caregivers who are unable to pay off their student loan debt even though they are full-time volunteer caregivers to America's heroes. THESE HIDDEN HEROES NEED OUR HELP.
According to recent studies there are nearly 5.5 million military caregivers providing 14 Billion dollars in free care. In a recent study held by SOAR4Veterans.org, 159 caregivers out of an approximate pool of less than 300 stated that student loan debt was a heavy burden and negatively affected their life as well as their veteran's. This is something that our military's caregivers deserve for their families sacrifices made to this country.
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