Monday, February 14, 2011

It Seems You Can Never Default on Your Student Loans Even if You are Completely Disabled

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/education_department_bureaucracy_keeps_disabled_borrowers_in_debt_20110214/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Truthdig+Truthdig%3A+Drilling+Beneath+the+Headlines

"Under federal law, borrowers who develop severe and lasting disabilities after taking out federal student loans are entitled to have their debts forgiven. The system was meant to be compassionate: to spare former students who become disabled from a lifetime of ruined credit, garnished benefits, and spiraling debt. But an investigation by ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity has found that the process of discharging the loans of disabled borrowers is broken...."

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