Garnish wages for student loans in New Brunswick
September 28th, 2009 by Questions
I`ve been contacted by a collection agency for a CIBC student loan in 1997-98. They will not accept a payment plan and want me to open an account with CIBC and have my payroll cheque deposited there every two weeks. After this is done they `may` decide to talk about a payment plan but they would not say this is guaranteed. I`m afraid to do this as they may take my full cheque and I`m scared of that happening. Someone told me that in New Brunswick the only entity that can garnish your wages was Revenue Canada. Is this true? Or can the collection agency do it as well? They also mentioned that if they did proceed with the garnish I would lose 33% of my cheque every two weeks. Can they really take that much?
A sidenote here…I received a statement from them about a month ago saying that my debt was cleared and the balance owing was $0.00 but they claim it was a mistake and they would not honor the statement. Can this paper work for me?
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Posted from: New Brunswick