Permanent Disability and discharging your student loan...

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   Posted 6/13/2012 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to pass on some info that I received from SSI.Discharging your student loan..
If you have a permanent disability you can print up this simple 4 page application and have your doctor fill out the 2nd page (Your doctor must mention that you are permanently disabled)it's a very short form but must be filled out very accurately, They are very strict and will deny the application if it's not dated. here's the link:

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   Posted 6/13/2012 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much rjbeck for the information. I've been trying to get my student loan taken care of this way for several years. I'm so glad. You just don't know how appreciative I am. Take care.

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   Posted 6/13/2012 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Please read all the restrictions and the parts where it says it's even more difficult to do than regular disability to prove. So it's where many people get denied over and over again...

As well as be careful of the types of lawyers that recommended by this organization as they state it's not legal advice ...

So...I just warn people that it's a long and complicated process that is not seeing great results as of yet...
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   Posted 6/14/2012 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband did this many years ago. The "servicing agency" approved it, but the department of education did not. So there is actualy two phases to this as well.
My DX: There is fairly advanced, moderate to severe degenerative disk disease at L3-L4 and L4-L5 with endplate sclerosis and osteophyte formation and moderate facet osteoarthropathy. There is a transitional left lumbosacral segment with articulation of the transitional segment and the sacrum, also referred to as Bertolotti syndrome. There are degenerative changes at C5-C6 with disk space narrowi
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