From Mary Pilon, When Student
Loans Live On After Death , Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2010 :
As the college season nears, throngs of parents
and students still are applying for private student loans, long used by
students as an alternative to federal loans. But they may be unaware that in
Thousands of retirees are learning today that defaulting on student-debt can threaten something that used to be untouchable: their Social Security benefits . The federal government is withholding money from a rapidly growing number of Social Security recipients who have fallen behind on federal student...