Hi Sir/Madam,

I am in a debt trap now. I am the only earning member on my family. I am having 3 credit cards and 2 personal loans. Everything was going good. My mother has been keeping unwell for some time, But suddenly her health condition got worsen. So medical and monthly medicine bill got unexpectedly increased. I don't know what to do. I m in stress and not able to manage my family expenses.

The loan summary is as below.
HDFC Bank- PL- 5 LPA(Paying regularly)
HDFC Bank- CC- 1 lakh( Paying regularly)
SBI credit card- 1 lakh (Defaulted since 2 months)
Standard Chartered- 1 lakh( Defaulted since 3 months)

Please please advice. Shall I go for debt settlement? If so how can I proceed.
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