The Department Of Human Services Says RoboDebt ‘Went Well’ And ‘Delivered Lots Of Savings’ – Gizmodo Australia

In July 2016 the Australian Government rolled out a new automated income matching system for detecting and recovering debts. The Online Compliance Intervention Program, which soon became known as “Robodebt”, was designed to help the Department of Human Services collect $4.5 million in debt every day. In that sense, it was super efficient. Too efficient,…

UI student leaders raise money to help peers pay off debt – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

IOWA CITY As Iowa lawmakers keep cutting funding for higher education and university administrators keep looking for ways to do more with less help from the Capitol, University of Iowa student leaders are taking it upon themselves to help peers pay off lingering debts that prevent them from graduating. UI Student Government has been collaborating…

How a provision in the spending bill could help public servants with student debt – Washington Post

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday headed to vote on the federal budget at the U.S. Capitol. (Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Teachers, social workers and other public servants at risk of missing out on federal student loan forgiveness because they enrolled in the wrong repayment plan now have a shot at debt relief under the spending bill signed…