Adam M. Goodman,
Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Northern District of Georgia
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***PAYMENT CAN ONLY BE MADE WITH A VALID CHECKING ACCOUNT. USE OF ANY KIND OF DEBIT CARD OR CREDIT CARD ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE OR MISSED PAYMENTS.***
NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT OPTIONS
YOUR MONTHLY CHAPTER 13 PLAN PAYMENT
The Office of Adam M. Goodman, Chapter 13 Trustee, is pleased to announce the availability of an electronic payment system that will make it easier and more convenient for you to make your Chapter 13 plan payments using the internet on your computer, a touch-tone telephone, or your cell phone if you have internet access on that phone. Individuals who are required to have an Employment Deduction Order (EDO) can only use ePay to make additional payments or submit tax refunds.
You will now be able to make your Chapter 13 plan payment through the electronic transfer of funds from your bank account to the trustee via internet or telephonic authorization. There is a $1.00 convenience fee paid to the ePay service provider from the Debtor’s account for each payment made via the internet or telephone. This fee is to cover the service provider’s costs involved in providing this service. The Trustee only receives the payment you designate. The Chapter 13 ePay System will allow you to make the following types of Chapter 13 payments: (1) your regular monthly plan payment; (2) an additional payment to cure a delinquency in your case; (3) a tax refund payment if required by your Chapter 13 plan; and (4) any other payments you want applied to your Chapter 13 plan.
To use the Chapter 13 ePay Services, you must have a checking account from which funds will be withdrawn and transferred to the Chapter 13 Trustee. You will have control as to the timing and amount of funds that will be transferred so you can verify that you have sufficient funds in your account before you make your Chapter 13 plan payment(s). If the payment is made before 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, your payment will be processed that same evening; if made after 6:00 p.m., it will be processed the next business day. Allow two to four days for the payment to be withdrawn from your bank account. The internet system will provide you with an e-mail receipt for your payment. The telephone system will quote that confirmation number to you before you hang up.
A word of caution, if a payment is returned due to insufficient funds or you pull back a payment, you will no longer have access to the Chapter 13 ePay System, and you will be limited to mailing your payments to our office.
Internet ePay: Click here to visit the Debtor E-Pay Site. Each time you make a payment you must have your bankruptcy case number, the last 4 of your social security number, the account number with your bank and the bank’s routing number (YOU CANNOT USE ANY KIND OF DEBIT CARD OR CREDIT CARD, ONLY A VALID CHECKING ACCOUNT. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE OR MISSED PAYMENTS.), and you must open and read the terms and conditions before continuing. Then follow the on-line instructions to make a payment.
Telephonic ePay: Before calling, you must have your bankruptcy case number, the last 4 of your social security number, the account number with your bank and the bank’s routing number (YOU CANNOT USE ANY KIND OF DEBIT CARD OR CREDIT CARD, ONLY A VALID CHECKING ACCOUNT. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE OR MISSED PAYMENTS.); this information is printed on each check. Have this information in front of you, then call 1-855-924-2440 and follow the voice instructions for authorizing the transfer of your Chapter 13 plan payment to the trustee.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO USE THE CHAPTER 13 ePAY SYSTEM?
If you are eligible to use the Chapter 13 ePay System but choose not to, you must continue to mail your payment to the trustee’s office at the address above. Remember to always include your name and case number on all payments you remit to our office.
Adam M. Goodman
Standing Chapter 13 Trustee