Posted August 24, 20212:28 pm
If you’re one of the 44 million Americans strapped by thousands of dollars in student loan debt, it’s hard to get relief from this burden even if you file for bankruptcy.
Legal Aid’s Economic Justice Practice Group is at the forefront of conversations to change this limitation of bankruptcy law. It makes sense for student loan debt to be included in the long list of debts – including mortgages, automobile titles, and credit card payments – that are typically eligible for discharge. This summer, at the invitation of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Legal Aid client Ronishia Bradley provided written testimony for a hearing on bankruptcy reform. Ms. Bradley’s story was referenced by Senator Dick Durbin (IL) in the opening remarks of the August 3 hearing. Watch the hearing at this link: www.judiciary. senate.gov/meetings/student-loan-bankruptcy-reform
We are honored to work with Ms. Bradley and other clients as they use their voices and experience to advocate for policy change on behalf of resilient Americans everywhere.