Income Driven Repayment Plans in Chapter 13

By Ed Boltz, The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt (Durham, NC)

Income Driven Repayment (IDR) plans for student loans became available to borrowers with the Income Drive Repayment plan in 2009. Subsequent plans, such as Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), were modeled after it in 2014 and 2015. Payments under these plans are based on 10-15% of the borrower’s household discretionary income,1 without regard to assets, and can be as low as $0.00 a month. Depending on the plan, after 20 or . . .

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