Department of Education is Needlessly Denying Disability Discharges

The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for borrowers to receive discharges on account of disabilities.. It has identified nearly 400,000 borrowers who qualified for a discharge and invited them to apply for a discharge. The agency also began suspending disability benefit offsets in cases where it is clear the borrower has a medical condition that won’t improve.

Borrower advocates claim this action is not enough.