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Disability Discharge (TPD)

TL;DR: If you hold a loan from the Direct Loans program, a Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) loan, a Federal Perkins Loan, or a TEACH Grant Service obligation and are declared totally and permanently disabled to the point you can’t hold paying work then you may have the remaining amount stricken from the record.

Whats the process?

Basically, to be approved for a Disability Discharge you must have documentation from the VA, SSA and documentation from your physician.

So how much can be forgiven?

As always varies, but the expectation is the total discharge of remaining debt.