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I HAVE RECEIVED TODAY AT MY OLD ADDRESS A NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR ATTACHMENT OF EARNINGS WITH AN I&E FORM ATTACHED TO IT FROM THE BANK (THIS IS FOR A LOAN NOT A MORTGAGE) DO I HAVE TO FILL IT IN OR IF I DONT CAN THEY JUST TAKE MONEY STRAIGHT FROM MY WAGE WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT I PAY OUT? PLEASE HELP. THANK YOU.
-- TIMMY (TIMMY12@EUROSEEK.COM), October 29, 2001
Make sure the AoE form is stamped by the court for starters.
If it is then you should fill out the I&E forms. What the AoE office will do is see how much your income and outgoings are and set a limit - for example if you earn £150 per week and your outgoings come to £100 the AoE office might set your limit at £120. This means that the lender cannot touch anything you earn under that £120. The remaining £30 I am not sure if the lender gets the lot or a portion of it. But that is generally how it works.
If for any reason your outgoings go up, then you can have a reassessment.
Also, you can appeal against the AoE. If for example, you're likely to get problems at work because of it. If you can agree with the creditor that you'll pay X a month and you keep to it, then you could avoid an AoE altogether.
-- pendle (email@example.com), October 29, 2001.