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US:Law perspective ‘Chapter 13 bankruptcy is powerless to discharge student loan’

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is powerless to discharge student loan

In America student loan debt sticks to the novices and lasts longer than expected. Neither Chapter 13 Bankruptcy nor Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can discharge this sticky debt account from your liability. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can arrange a repayment plan for your student loan but you cannot totally evade them anyway. Student’s debt settlement can arrange a feasible financing program but cannot discharge it altogether.

If you are confronting such extreme cases of hardship, you can try to do your best to get your student loan discharged. But it is not such an easy and frivolous a task. You have to prove that paying off your student loan is seriously taxing on your livelihood and on your dependents. Still, you may not get discharged from it. You may apply for Income Contingency Plan, where, you will get the benefit of diverting your student loan term into a very low and almost negligible payment scheme each month as per your income. It might be as less as $12 a month, but you have to carry it for 26 years, which discharge your most coveted student loan. It will enable you to avoid defaulting on your payments.

The student loan can be discharged when you are disabled. But if a person gets physically disabled but is mentally capable of doing a desk job, his student loan will still be charged upon him. However, you can check out on options like deferment and forbearance. These options will help you to stop making payments for many reasons. And meanwhile the Government will adjust your interest with the subsidized portion of your loan.

Therefore, at this juncture, the advised solution is to take a direct bank loan and use it for paying off the unpaid amount of student loan. However, look out for a federal loan before you knock the doors of the private lending institutes. This is because, federal loans offer a lower rate of interest that the private one. Evaluate the amount of debt that you owe and ty to analyze how much can you pay towards each of it. This will help you to pay a smaller amount as soon as you complete your school days. Or you can consolidate your student loans to have a better financing option and pay off debt easily.

Written by Anya Bennett



2 thoughts on “US:Law perspective ‘Chapter 13 bankruptcy is powerless to discharge student loan’

  1. You my acquaintance are a genius

    Posted by hotshot bald cop | 30/08/2011, 4:59 pm


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