On March 25, the Trump administration announced that during the coronavirus pandemic it would stop garnishing the wages of struggling student loan borrowers.
“These are difficult times for many Americans, and we don’t want to do anything that will make it harder for them to make ends meet or create additional stress,” said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a statement. The historic $2 trillion stimulus package Congress later passed also put a pause on the garnishments.
However, nearly a month later, there are still borrowers who say they’re not getting their entire paychecks, due to a past-due student loan.
“We’ve now heard from dozens of borrowers who continue to see portions of their paychecks taken because they were behind on their student loans,” said Seth Frotman, former student loan ombudsman at the…