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Organizations: Justice and Solicitor General

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June 1, 2011

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When payments are not made in full and on time the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) starts collection action. MEP has a variety of enforcement tools available. This information sheet briefly outlines the collection tools available to MEP.


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June 1, 2011

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Income Support refers to the temporary financial benefits the government provides for Albertans who need them. Income Support is also known as social assistance or welfare and was previously called Supports for Independence or SFI. If a person is receiving Income Support, the government has all...


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June 1, 2011

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A federal licence denial is one of the collection tools the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) uses to encourage maintenance payments when debtors are in arrears.


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June 1, 2011

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MEP has developed standard collection guidelines to ensure that all clients are treated in a fair and impartial manner. These standards establish timelines for the placement of collection action once a file is in default.


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June 1, 2011

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A Support Deduction Notice (SDN) is a legal document that attaches funds payable to a debtor from a variety of sources. When a SDN “attaches” funds, this means that funds are captured and paid to MEP to satisfy maintenance obligations, instead of being paid to the debtor.


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June 1, 2011

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A default hearing is a court process held before a master of the Court of Queen’s Bench. A master takes the place of a judge and is able to issue court orders. This information sheet outlines the instances in which MEP may issue a summons for a debtor to appear in court for a Default Hearing.


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June 1, 2011

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The registration of a maintenance order at the Personal Property Registry (PPR) is one of the collection tools that may be used by MEP when a debtor is in arrears. Because MEP's registrations act like a writ of enforcement filed against the name of the debtor, they are commonly referred to as writs.


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June 1, 2011

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When a debtor has been sent a Statement of Finances and this Statement of Finances has not been returned or does not contain enough information, MEP may schedule a financial examination. Through the examination process, MEP attempts to come to an agreement with the debtor regarding an appropriate...


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June 1, 2011

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A Support Deduction Notice (SDN) is a legal document MEP issues that requires payment of funds. SDNs used to be known as "wage garnishees" or "notices of continuing attachment." When a SDN is sent to a debtor's employer, the employer is required to pay MEP a portion of the debtor's gross wages.


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May 1, 2011

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Variable support orders allow for changes in the payment of support depending on changing circumstances. The court order specifies which particular situations change the amount of support payable or the way support is payable.