Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012


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Proceeds of Late Payments to go to Families: Swan
Manitobans making family support payments through the provincial Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) are reminded that late and cost-recovery fees will come into effect on April 1, Justice Minister Andrew Swan said today.
“There needs to be consequences in place for those who don’t submit payments on time, as these people are accountable for their obligations.  These steps will help ensure court orders are followed and families receive the support they need,” said Swan.  “One hundred per cent of the revenue collected from the late fees will be credited back to the MEP recipients.”
Beginning April 1, late fees will be charged for overdue payments and collected on behalf of the recipients.  To avoid late fees, accounts must be up to date by April 1 and all future payments must be received by MEP on or before the due date.
In addition, fees will be charged to cover the cost of any enforcement action taken to collect overdue payments.  The most common enforcement actions include a notice to suspend a driver’s licence, a garnishment order and/or a support-deduction notice.
Tips on how to avoid late fees and/or costs for enforcement actions are available at  Account information is available on the MEP information line at 204‑945‑7133 or 1-866-479-2717 (toll-free).
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