Medical Leave and Garnishment

September 2nd, 2008 by Questions

If wages are being garnished and the debtor goes on medical leave does the garnishment stop? What options are left for the creditor?

Posted from: Ontario


One Response to “Medical Leave and Garnishment”

, A licensed trustee said:

It is better to think about the garnishee as being “suspended” until you return to work or otherwise deal with it. Garnishees only stop when they’ve been paid in full or you’ve dealt with them in some legal manner – for example by filing for bankruptcy or a proposal.

If you’re asking if your EI will be garnisheed while you are on medical leave the answer is probably not. (Legally it can be garnisheed, but practically speaking it is just not done).

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