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What, if any, are the tax consequences of defaulting ona student

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What, if any, are the tax consequences of defaulting ona student loan due to disability?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you with your tax question today.
The consequences of defaulting on a student loan (whether or not due to disability) are quite severe. The following link contains excellent information you may find helpful:
http://bankruptcy.findlaw.com/debt-relief/consequences-of-a-student-loan-default.html
While student loans may be forgiven due to permanent and total disability, that process takes time, and please know that if and when the loan is discharged, you will receive a 1099-C (cancellation of debt) which means you will report the forgiven loan amount as income.
The following are additional links which contain information that you may find helpful as well:
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/finance/student-loan-claims.php
http://www.ohmyachesandpains.info/2013/02/the-bad-news-about-student-loan.html
Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.
Thank you and best regards,
Barb
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
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Barb