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(General) Subject: TPD Discharge Information - TPD Loan Holder Notification File for Use Beginning July 1, 2013

Posted Date:May 24, 2013

Author: Jana Hernandes, Service Director, Operations, Federal Student Aid

Subject: TPD Discharge Information - TPD Loan Holder Notification File for Use Beginning July 1, 2013

Note: The information in this announcement has been superseded by a May 13, 2014 Electronic Announcement available at the following URL:
http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/051314TPDDischargeInfoTransSAIGServLoanHolderNotifFileDeliv.html.

This is the second in a series of Electronic Announcements that we will publish relating to the changes to the total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge regulations that are effective July 1, 2013. In this announcement, we explain the "TPD Loan Holder Notification File (TPD LHN File)." The TPD LHN File will be used to communicate information to Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program guaranty agencies, FFEL Program lenders or lender servicers, and Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program schools about individuals whose TPD discharge applications are received by the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) on or after July 1, 2013.

Note: In our first Electronic Announcement (May 17, 2013), we explained that we would provide detailed information about the "TPD Lender Notification File" in a subsequent announcement. The name of the file has changed. It is now the "TPD Loan Holder Notification File," or "TPD LHN File" for short. This announcement provides the detailed information about the file.

We present the information about the TPD LHN File in two attachments to this announcement.

1) The attachment titled "TPD Loan Holder Notification File Overview" provides the following information:
  • Background
  • TPD Loan Holder Notification File – Receipt Options
  • TPD Loan Holder Notification File – SAIG Option for FFEL Program Guaranty Agencies
  • TPD Loan Holder Notification File – E-mail to Designated Contact Option for All Entities
  • TPD Loan Holder Notification File – Layout and Reason Codes
  • Contact Information

Note: Actions items that FFEL Program guaranty agencies, FFEL Program lenders or lender servicers, and Perkins Loan schools must complete between now and July 1, 2013 are identified by
"☑ ACTION ITEM” and explained to loan holders.

2) The attachment titled "TPD Loan Holder Notification File Layout" provides the complete TPD LHN File layout, including Field Number, Field Name, Max Length, Type, Required Field, Value, and Business Rule information.

Contact Information

We appreciate the financial aid community's participation in our implementation of the new TPD discharge process. Please continue to monitor the IFAP Web site for subsequent Electronic Announcements in the "TPD Discharge Information" series.

For assistance with TPD LHN File issues, refer to the "Contact Information" section in the attachment titled "TPD Loan Holder Notification File Overview."

Last Modified: 05/23/2013