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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD48 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Total and Permanent Disability Discharge of Loans Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act 

The Department will issue these final regulations to amend the regulations for total and permanent disability student loan discharge for veterans by removing administrative burdens that may have prevented at least 20,000 totally and permanently disabled veterans from obtaining discharges of their student loans, as the law provides. These barriers create significant and unnecessary hardship for these veterans. We also will remove administrative burdens for non-veteran borrowers who seek such discharges of their student loans by streamlining the application and certification process.

Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 674.61    34 CFR 682.402    34 CFR 685.213   
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087    20 U.S.C. 1087e    20 U.S.C. 1087dd   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/26/2019  84 FR 65000   
Final Rule  08/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Hong
Director, Policy Coordination Group
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-7805