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Are student loans forgiven if you receive SSI?

Ashley Howard

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Blair Lewis on November 26, 2018

No, but SSI isn't exempt from garnishment for student loans. In some cases, funded by the federal government student loans can be forgiven if the borrower becomes mentally and/or physicallyand deterioration to the point that he or she will never have sufficient capacity to work, and if a doctor is going to sign off on the disability. Edit: SSI CAN be garnished for federal student loans. This was part of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. Edited wording total and permanent disability of the qualifications.


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