Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-14-2018

First Advisor

Andrew Lehren

Second Advisor

Benjamin Lesser

Subject Concentration

Business & Economics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

The US Department of Education is supposed to use its computers to match its borrowers who now suffer from total permanent disabilities based on Social Security or Veteran Administration rolls. If the borrower has been disabled for more than five consecutive years, then deductions for unpaid student loans are supposed to cease.

A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a federal agency that reviews government work, shows that the program, now a computerized system that matches Social Security numbers, fails to identify thousands of individuals who deserve student debt relief.

Link: https://medium.com/@careinicke/offset-how-the-government-improperly-takes-money-from-the-disabled-8928cd556f93

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