The Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities may forgive your Ontario Student Loan if you have a severe permanent disability that prevents you from participating in the labour force or postsecondary studies.
Who Can Get This Aid
To be eligible to apply for a Severe Permanent Disability Benefit you must meet the following conditions:
- You have a severe permanent disability;
- You have entered into a consolidated loan agreement; and
- You reside in Canada.
What is a severe permanent disability?
A severe permanent disability is a disability that prevents an individual from performing the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a postsecondary school level and in the labour force; and the disability is expected to remain with the person for the duration of their life.
How to Apply
To apply for Severe Permanent Disability Benefit, you must contact the National Student Loan Service Centre and request to have your call forwarded to the Canada Student Loans Program.
The Canada Student Loans Program will mail an application form to you.
The Canada Student Loans Program jointly administers Ontario’s Severe Permanent Disability Benefit and the Permanent Disability Benefit for student loans from the government of Canada. This means that you can apply for both programs at the same time using one application form.
Additional information about the government of Canada’s Permanent Disability Benefit, is available on the CanLearn website.
How to Check the Status of Your Application
All inquiries should be directed to the Canada Student Loans Program by calling the National Student Loan Service Centre and requesting to have your call forwarded to the Canada Student Loans Program.