Well, this is not very specific, but I need advice on how to get out of default on college student loans. Right now I am on Social Security, Medicaid and food stamps. It made things more difficult since I would lose them before making enough to support myself and pay them but I am thankful for them. So if you know of any special grants or the like, please let me know. Thank you for any help you can give.
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Student loans are not easily discharged in bankruptcy. The only ways (short of dying) to "get out" of them is if you become disabled and can't work. There are forgiveness programs if you work in underserved areas like teaching in lower-income areas or working in public service/military. There is nothing else that will make them just "go away".
If you are totally and permanently unable to work, then you can apply for forgiveness through a disability discharge.
Other than that, you're probably looking at a long road to pay these off. Start by finding work that gets you off of government aid (you're right, welfare won't pay for your needs and student loans).
I wish there were better options. Well, in reality I wish that more people thought about the risks of student loans before going thousands of dollars into debt without an income or collateral to back it up, but that is the nature of student debt today.