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By Wm. Houston Brown, United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Discharge - Paying more than original loan balance would be undue hardship. The 59-year old debtor employed in aging and disability services couldn’t maintain a minimal living standard without discharge of substantial portion of student loan debt. The Court identified factors included in “minimal standards” in modern American society and found that it would be an undue hardship for the debtor to pay the full loan with accruing interest. If she paid the minimum income-based payment of $203 monthly, with accruing 9% interest, she would . . .

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