Thousands see reduced Social Security checks because of unpaid student loans

Kimberly Adams Dec 21, 2016
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Thousands see reduced Social Security checks because of unpaid student loans

Kimberly Adams Dec 21, 2016
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Thousands of older Americans have been losing sizable chunks of their Social Security checks to pay back federal student loans. A new study out from the Government Accountability Office found that these required withholdings sometimes drop people’s incomes below the poverty line.

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