US Department of Education reforms rules to allow for debt foregiveness for disabled

Under federal law, someone who becomes severely disabled after taking out student loans is now eligible to have their debt forgiven. Under the new rules, the Education Department will recognize Social Security award letters as proof of disability, streamlining the process immensely.

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2 Responses to US Department of Education reforms rules to allow for debt foregiveness for disabled

  1. Al Kiehl says:

    I am a veteran and recently was awarded a 70% service connected disability. I have student loan balances owed; does this apply to me? If so, please let me know how I can get more information on this.

    Thank you

    • Administrator says:

      Contact your student loan servicer. Their office should be aware of the new changes. Additionally, some veteran administration offices make the application for forgiveness available.

      Good luck. This program sounds like something designed to help those in your situation. Don’t give up.

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