Education Department Streamlines Student Loan Forgiveness for Borrowers with Medical Conditions.

The Education Department is introducing an updated student loan forgiveness application tailored for individuals with disabling medical conditions, aligning with recent regulatory changes to the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) discharge program that came into effect last summer. The revamped application aims to simplify the process for disabled borrowers, incorporating crucial alterations such as expanded eligibility for those receiving Social Security disability benefits and broadening the range of medical professionals who can certify a borrower’s eligibility. Additionally, the new regulations eliminate the post-discharge income monitoring requirement, streamlining the student loan forgiveness process.

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