Colorado AG asks Education Department to automatically discharge student loans for permanently disabled veterans

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DENVER (KKTV) - Attorneys General across the United States, including Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, are "urging" the U.S. Department of Education to automatically forgive student loans for veterans who are permanently disabled as a result of their military service.

“These brave men and women have served our country with bravery and dignity and they deserve better. As Attorney General, I am committed to supporting our veterans and developing innovative financial solutions to relieve student debt for those who have sacrificed for our nation and safety,” said Attorney General Weiser in a press release.

According to a release sent out by the Colorado Attorney General's Office, There are roughly 400,000 veterans in Colorado. Nationwide, the Education Department has identified more than 42,000 veterans who would be eligible for student loan relief due to a service-related total or permanent disability.