Student-loan borrowers with disabilities will be reimbursed

 

Source: Jillian Berman - MarketWatch

When a borrower defaults on their federal student loan, the government can garnish their Social Security benefits, wages and tax refunds to get its money back.

Borrowers have the right to mitigate or avoid these consequences by taking certain steps — including, if they’re disabled, filing for a disability discharge. But borrower advocates have complained for years that a lack of information from the government and the companies and nonprofit organizations it hires to manage the student-loan program have meant struggling borrowers face challenges accessing the lifelines to which they’re entitled.

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