The PSLF program is supposed to guarantee complete student debt forgiveness to those who dedicate a decade or more to working in public service, however for many of us, this process has not been easy.
This change is significant. Under this new, temporary waiver period ending on October 31, 2022, public employees can retroactively receive credit for past years of service. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives and student loan repayments are scheduled to resume in May 2022 after a two-year pause, this change to the program provides a path to relief and is a huge victory for working people in the public sector.
The temporary waiver of PSLF requirements is not automatic and is only for a limited time! SEIU members in public service with federal student loans need to take a few crucial steps by October 31, 2022. Have questions about whether you qualify or how to take advantage of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness temporary waiver? See our informational sheet here!