Welcome to the online information resource center for TPD discharge of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program loans, and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program service obligations.
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If you are totally and permanently disabled, you may qualify for a total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge of your federal student loans or TEACH Grant service obligation. If you receive a TPD discharge, you will no longer be required to repay your loans or complete your TEACH Grant service obligation. This section explains more about TPD discharge.
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There are three ways to show that you are totally and permanently disabled. This section explains the three ways and outlines the supporting documentation you’ll need to provide to us.
Are you ready to begin your application for a TPD discharge? This section allows you to start your application online. After you’ve answered some questions, you’ll print the partially completed application, attach your supporting documentation or get your physician to complete Section 4 of the application, and mail everything to us.
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Updated Poverty GuidelinesPlease be advised that the poverty guidelines for 2013 have been published and can be accessed through the following link: Poverty Guidelines. You will soon be receiving this notification in the mail. This is for your information only and does not require any action on your part.