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PSLF Clerking

Postby newlawgrad » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:48 pm

Whats the process to get on this ASAP while term-clerking? I have the appropriate form, which has an employer section--do I just bring this to HR on day one? Thanks for the help - been in big law and totally lost on this stuff, other than simple IBR.

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Re: PSLF Clerking

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:09 pm

You don't have to prove you had qualifying employment until you've made the 120 payments and want to apply for forgiveness - it's who you're employed by that matters, which doesn't change based on when you submit a form. Your X months of clerking will count regardless of whether you certify your job now, halfway through the clerkship, or 5 years after you finish (it's just more of a pain to get the paperwork completed after the fact). So no worries about rushing to get it done - you can bring it to HR any time you like. I did it at the end of clerking, since I figured it was easier for them to say how long I worked there after I'd finished rather than guessing at the beginning. (You're not actually "on" PSLF at any point - it's not a payment plan, it's something you can apply for after making the 120 payments on an eligible payment plan.)

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