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Debt Forgiveness

Discharge of Student Loans based on Social Security Disability
Source: Federal Register
Content Type: Website
This Federal Register posting describes conditions under which some federally guaranteed or insured student loans can be discharged based on a qualifying determination of Social Security Disability. A word of caution from the advocacy community is that the determination of disability by Social Security may not contain required language about continuing disability reviews.

Ten Facts for Mortgage Debt Forgiveness
Source: Internal Revenue Service
Content Type: Webpage
It is helpful for homeowners to know about mortgage debt forgiveness. The IRS gives ten facts everyone should know.

Debt Collection

Debt Collection
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Website
Resources on fair debt collection, policy analysis and consumer information.