Handling finances can be difficult, especially if you have the burden of student loans. While student loan payments can be deferred for economic hardship, an individual who is living on Social Security Disability may not be able to afford their student loan payments.
There is an option for those who are totally and permanently disabled, and receiving SSDI benefits - the student loan discharge. A student loan discharge will eliminate your student loan debt to the federal government. The application process can be a difficult one, not unlike applying for Social Security Disability. The application has to be approved by a panel of medical doctors, but in the end, it can ease worries when there is a financial hardship.
To learn more about the application process, as well as tips for getting through the paperwork, check out my recent article, Student Loan Discharge for the Disabled.