What if, instead of getting the aforementioned job with the DA's office for 40K, you get a job at the Solicitor General's office making 60K. You start below school x's max salary, which we'll say for argument's sake is 75k, but after a six years and several raises now make 78k. Do you no longer qualify and have to pay loans in full (since most LRAP programs require ten years of PI)? How does this effect LRAP
In your scenario you will likely remain qualified. I'm not 100% sure but I know there are increases allowed for raises in salary. They are usually the equivalent of the known raises in that career field. It is not completely unlikely that your salary could be raised to the point where you no longer qualify for subsidized payments and you may be required to begin a standard payment scale in accordance with your loan payback, but it's not likely to occur if you remain in the qualifying position you took. Each LRAP program is different and I'm not completely familiar with the program, so I can't really speak to all the specifics. Since each school/job/state can make it's own LRAP rules I'm guessing that in states where the starting salaries for qualifying jobs is higher, the threshold salary for no longer being qualified is also higher.