ATLANTA, GA–Congressman Hank Johnson’s Office is notifying Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District to be aware that they may be eligible for a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) student loan discharge.
Johnson’s office has reached out via e-mail to constituents in the Fourth Congressional District, which includes parts of DeKalb and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County.
To qualify, recipients must provide documents from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that shows one of the following to be true:
1. Your next continuing disability review has been scheduled within
five to seven years from the date of your last SSA disability determination.
- Your next continuing disability review has been scheduled at three years.
- You have a medical onset date* for SSDI or SSI of at least five years before you apply for TPD discharge.
- You qualify for SSDI or SSI based on a compassionate allowance.
- You are currently receiving SSA retirement benefits, and immediately before you qualified for retirement benefits, met one of the requirements described in in A–D above.
To prove the above, provide a copy of either:
- your SSA notice of award (or)
- your Benefits Planning Query
*Medical onset date refers to the official date your disability began. The SSA determines this date based on documentation in your case files.
For more information or to apply, visit here.