We have long argued that the Department of Education should tie its standards for student loan disability discharges to Social Security standards. At last, we are starting to see some progress in this area. Some changes are already in effect, but most will not kick in until next year
This is dedicated to my client Mr. A in hopes that he will keep his dignity and not lose hope. Some basic facts about Mr. A: He is 83 years old and a veteran of the Korean War. His sole source of income is Social Security. He has an unfortunate array of medical problems, both physi
We highly recommend Pro Publica’s latest article on student loan disability discharges. In this article, Sasha Chavkin asked the Department of Education to clarify its position on the most critical disability discharge issue—Will the Department consider Social Security disability det
We submitted these comments to the Department of Education last week. We will write a number of articles the next few weeks with more details about key proposals. Our recommendations focus on strengthening relief for borrowers who are harmed by school abuses or who cannot repay due
ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity published an investigation this week of problems with the Department of Education’s disability discharge process. Unfortunately, we were not surprised by the findings. We have advocated for many years for more transparency in the disabi
We previously wrote about our efforts to persuade the Department of Education to resolve a number of problems with policies and programs for financially distressed student loan borrowers. Unfortunately, not much has changed since we last wrote. A quick summary: Ensure that Borrowers
We have tried for years to persuade the Department of Education to improve policies and programs for financially distressed student loan borrowers. We hoped the new Administration would act quickly to resolve festering problems. So far, unfortunately, the current Administration has
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