Cancer patient fights to have student loans deferred

Cancer patient fights to have student loans deferred


>>>A MOTHER FROM LONG ISLAND GOT CANCER AND HAD STUDENT LOAN DEBT. SHE TRIED TO TURN TO UNCLE SAM FOR HELP AND HEARD ABOUT THE RELIEF PROGRAM. BUT THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM DO NOT EXIST. SHE TURNED TO 7 ON YOUR SIDE FOR HELP. >>CAN YOU IMAGINE, THERE WAS A BREAK FOR THOSE UNDERGOING CHEMO AND RADIATION, AND OTHER TREATMENT TO FIGHT CANCER. NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT IT NOT EVEN THE AGENCY IN CHARGE OF ROLLING OUT THE PROGRAM. IT HAS BEEN STUCK IN NEUTRAL FOR SEVEN MONTHS. >>Reporter: A WIFE, A MOTHER TO AN ACTIVE TODDLER AND FULL- TIME ESTATE LAWYER. AFTER SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER IN THE WALK HER WORLD WAS ROCKED AFTER FINDING A LUMP, STAGE II BREAST CANCER. >>IT IS FIVE MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY FOLLOWED BY SURGERY. >>Reporter: WITH RADIATION AND HOPEFULLY PERMISSION PUTTING THAT STAGGERING SIX FIGURE LOAN PAYMENT ON HOLD. LAST SEPTEMBER SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD A LIFELINE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNING THE STOCK GET SPENDING BILL TO AFFORD THE SHUTDOWN. IT ALLOWS AN AMENDMENT FOR CANCER PATIENTS TO DEFER STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT. >>IT WAS PUT IN PLACE TO HELP THOSE THAT HAVE CANCER THAT ARE STRUGGLING WITH SO MANY THINGS. >>Reporter: WHEN SHE TRIED TO APPLY FOR THE DEFERMENT ONLINE SHE COULD NOT BECAUSE THERE WERE NO FORMS TO GET TO THE DOE. SHE PHONED THE FEDS. >>I’M HAVING TROUBLE AND UNDERSTAND THERE IS A DEFERMENT FOR BORROWERS THAT HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. >>Reporter: NO ONE AT THE DEPARTMENT HAS A CLUE. >>IT MAKES US FEEL LIKE WE ARE NOT IMPORTANT TO GIVE US THE RIGHT STUFF WE HAVE. >>Reporter: WE CONTACTED THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE REPRESENTATIVE SAID THAT THE PROGRAM ROLLOUT IS DELAYED. THE FEDS ARE TRYING TO WORK WITH THE LOAN SERVICERS TO GET THE PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING. KIM GOT HAPPY NEWS AFTER WE GOT INVOLVED AND HER DEBT WILL BE DEFERRED. SHE CAN DO FOR AND SUSPEND HER PAYMENTS WITHOUT INTEREST AND CONCENTRATE ON BEATING THAT CANCER INTO REMISSION. >>I DON’T THINK YOU WOULD HAVE HAPPENED HAD YOU GUYS NOT GOT INVOLVED BECAUSE I HAVE MADE NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS ON MY OWN. I AM GRATEFUL YOU WERE ABLE TO GET THIS DONE. >>THE REPRESENTATIVE SAID SHE EXPECTS THE PROGRAM TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY. THEY SAY WHEN IT IS IN PLACE THEY WILL PUT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HOPEFULLY AN APPLICATION ON

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