Monday, January 25, 2016

Mom Gets Help with Student Loan she co-signed from her US Senator after Son Passed Away


on January 23, 2016 at 8:29 AM

To the Editor:
I wish to thank Sen. Charles Schumer for his assistance in obtaining loan forgiveness for private education loans I co-signed with my son, Jonathan Heerkens, who passed away in 2011. If a student passes away during the repayment period, federal education loans are forgiven but private loans to not include that provision.
Several times I contacted the institutions that issued the private loans and was told that my request could not be honored. I eventually wrote to Sen. Schumer's office and received a prompt resolution. My case was assigned to a member of his staff who contacted me via phone, mail and email to apprise me of the progress of my request. I received the same personal correspondence when the issue was resolved.
I am eternally grateful to Sen.Schumer for his assistance and wanted to share his good work with his constituents.
Kathy Cardina
Marcellus, New York