• In case any of you are dealing with student loans during this.

    Asked by MelMom on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    In case any of you are dealing with student loans during this.

    Cancer patients can now apply to have their student loan payments postponed

    The U.S. Education Department is accepting requests from cancer patients to have their student loan payments postponed while they undergo treatment.

    The request form, released Thursday, will make it easier for patients to have payments suspended without interest accruing on their loans for the duration of treatment and for six months after it ends.

    This new type of deferment is more flexible than other options. It requires the government to forgo collection of interest on a wider range of federal loans during the postponement period. There is no time limit, so borrowers whose cancer may return five years after treatment would be eligible to seek another deferment. Other options have three-year limits.

    You can read more about it here, https://wapo.st/2IyApLK

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks for posting this link, I did see something about this on the news one night.

      14 days ago

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