(a) Definition of mobilized military reservist
In this section, the term "mobilized military reservist" means an individual who—
(1) is on active duty under section 688, 12301(a), 12301(g), 12302, 12304, 12306, or 12406, or chapter 13 of title 10, or any other provision of law during a war or during a national emergency declared by the President or Congress, regardless of the location at which the active duty service is performed; or
(2) in the case of a member of the National Guard, is on full-time National Guard duty (as defined in section 101(d)(5) of title 10) under a call to active service authorized by the President or the Secretary of Defense for a period of more than 30 consecutive days under section 502(f) of title 32 for purposes of responding to a national emergency declared by the President and supported by Federal funds.
(b) Forgiveness of interest payments due while borrower is a mobilized military reservist
Any requirement that a borrower of a direct loan made under this chapter make any interest payment on the loan that would otherwise be required to be made while the borrower is a mobilized military reservist is rescinded.
(c) Deferral of principal payments due while or after borrower is a mobilized military reservist
The due date of any payment of principal on a direct loan made to a borrower under this chapter that would otherwise be required to be made while or after the borrower is a mobilized military reservist is deferred for a period equal in length to the period for which the borrower is a mobilized military reservist.
(d) Nonaccrual of interest
Interest on a direct loan made to a borrower described in this section shall not accrue during the period the borrower is a mobilized military reservist.
(e) Borrower not considered to be delinquent or receiving debt forgiveness
Notwithstanding section 2008h of this title or any other provision of this chapter, a borrower who receives assistance under this section shall not, as a result of the assistance, be considered to be delinquent or receiving debt forgiveness for purposes of receiving a direct or guaranteed loan under this chapter.
REFERENCES IN TEXT This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (b), (c), and (e), was in the original "this title", meaning title III of Pub. L. 87–128, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 307, as amended, known as the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. For complete classification of title III to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1921 of this title and Tables.PRIOR PROVISIONS A prior section 1982, Pub. L. 87–128, title III, §332, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 314; Pub. L. 99–198, title XIII, §1311, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1524; Pub. L. 100–233, title VI, §607, Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1667; Pub. L. 101–624, title XVIII, §1809, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3820; Pub. L. 102–554, §11, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4151, related to county committees, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–354, title II, §227(b)(1), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3218.AMENDMENTS 2018—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 115–232 substituted "chapter 13" for "chapter 15".
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