False Certification of Ability to Benefit - Disqualifying Status

You may qualify for discharge of a loan you received if, at the time you enrolled at the school and borrowed, you had a physical or mental condition, a criminal record or other status because of which State law would prohibit you from being employed in the field for which the training was designed to prepare you. For example, if you attended a truck-driving school but did not have a driver's license and could not obtain one because you are legally blind, you may qualify for a discharge.

What to Do:

You must complete and submit a false certification of ability to benefit due to disqualifying condition discharge application form. You can request this form from the agency that holds your loan, or you can download it now . Check a recent demand letter or bill for this loan; if the address to which you are requested to send payment is the National Payment Center in Atlanta, GA, you should submit your completed form to:

U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 5609
Greenville, TX 75403-5609

You may request a copy of this discharge application form by calling
1-800-621-3115 (TTY: 1-877-825-9923).