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    Posted: 24/May/2017 at 4:07am
Hello,
 
I have a student debt around $30k. 90% of it was borrowed prior to 2004. It has been in collections for about 10 years and stopped showing up on my credit report after 6 years. My credit score is really good since that's been off. Up until a couple years ago I was unable to afford payments. I tried interest relieve and all that stuff but was always given the run around. I got frustrated and didn't pay(my fault). Last year they called and I thought it was about an income tax issue and gave them my employer information. they contacted my employer and said they would take wages. I arranged a payment plan (very minimal) and have been paying that since.
 
I was hoping I'd be one of the lucky ones that would get relieve and this would go away. Wishful thinking I know.
 
My question is, my loan is old, is there any type of buyout? They have taken my income tax every year since 2005. The small payments I can make just cover interest. I'd just like this debt to be gone.
 
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There is no requirement for them to accept less. It is something you have to approach them about and demonstrate why they should reduce and settle it. 

You can ask them, and they may agree without any paperwork if the offer is good enough, or they may require a lot of paperwork from you. each case is unique. 


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Ok, thanks for the update. I've left it for so long as I am still ticked off about the way I've been handled. They seem to leave you alone if you make any type of payment. Saying that, I don't want to see this debt continue to grow. I have mentioned I'll file for bankrupt(which I wont do) and that normally gets them to accept any type of payment.
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One more thing I forgot to ask. Does years matter? I mean this debt is now 13-15 years old. Is there any way to fight off interest? They have probably collected 15k from me in taxes/gst ect.
 
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If the loan is active then it continues to grow. The interest accumulation is what the system seems to value most. It is a business, sadly enough. They hug those loan contracts closely and pull them out only to rub them in your face when you ask them to stop charging interest. 

Do years matter in what regard? 


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Just an update. I was making payment until I got laid off then found a new job. They continued to complain about the amount I was giving. My employer got a phone call yesterday. She refused to give them information over the phone so they are sending a letter.
I called hem this am asking about a buyout option as I just came into a little bit of money (roughly 25% of what I owe) the lady at the collections said I had to send a written later to Collections Litigations in Ottawa with an offer. So I went a step further and called the CL office. I spoke to a lady there who said I would indeed need to write a letter, explain my situation but not in too much detail along with my offer. She told me that they then take my file (so no garnishing will happen while they are working on it) and that I would need to provide a few years back of tax returns. So I've written a small letter with the amount. Hopefully they accept or at lest negotiate with me.
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If you are dealing with CLAS then it is very clear you are being sued by feds. They wouldn't have carriage of the file otherwise. I would be interested to see if they accept 25%. I am doubtful on the first round. 
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I was told to reach out to CLAS as the collections office told me they don’t do buyouts and that they only arrange payments. Sorry, I should have been more clear. I don’t expect them to take that offer. As you’ve said they are a business and have already gotten 50% of what I originally owed them by previous payments and them taking my income tax returns.
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Wel they do compromise if the case warrants it. Everything is based on an individual setting with this type of thing and not group or empirical substance. They are programmed to say ih uh no, we don't do this. However, I do this for people and get great results when there is a case for it. But - you must have a case for it, and it must be demonstrated properly in order to gain their trust and pass the tests of good faith in your approach. 

If you want me to do an examination for you, and determine strength of your case, I can do this. It will take a bit more than an hour and the cost of this is only $80.00 CAD. Then, I can introduce you to a settlement officer at the government level - or if you want, I can get involved and mediate/negotiate on your behalf. Cost is very small for this, and there is no commission or fee based on a percentage of financial benefit. Hourly is the way to go. 

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