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maizie Posted - 16 September 2008 : 10:55:59
I have my OR interview at 10am on the Thursday... is there anything I need to do beforehand so I am prepared? I have all my bankruptcy documents etc... unfortunately I have no copies of credit card statements or loan agreements because I didn't have them but I have my 12 months bank statements.

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JulianDonnelly Posted - 22 September 2008 : 11:39:32
Hi Poopedmass,

There has been a previous post in this respect showing your DI and what would be taken in an IPA/IPO.

Julian Donnelly
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poopedmass Posted - 22 September 2008 : 11:33:04
Not alowing for contact lenses, now I am worried!! I work so I will still have some DI, how much are they likely to take? Does anyone know!!??
maizie Posted - 22 September 2008 : 11:01:10
Will they reduce any of my other costs if I request a domestic break amount?

John Posted - 21 September 2008 : 17:22:15
when approaching the OR regarding holiday I would just say, in the nicest possible way, that although you realise that not all expenditures can be allowed and that you could maybe wear glasses instead of spending on lenses, you had researched as much as you could prior to BR and government insolvency site gave you the impression that a "break" was acceptable.

I've a terrible memory so I cannot remember exactly who it was but someone posted recently that a holiday expenditure was disallowed but the examiner suggested, and allowed, a domestic break instead.

Don't ask me what the difference is as I haven't a clue but the figures I gave you earlier are from that government insolvency site.

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Nat Posted - 21 September 2008 : 16:13:07
HI Maizie
Really pleased that it went well for you, hopefully you can relax now and be optimistic about the future.
maizie Posted - 21 September 2008 : 13:36:43
I put down £20 a month for holidays, how would I approach this subject without sounding "too forceful"?

John Posted - 21 September 2008 : 13:25:06
the expenditures the OR deems reasonable are what he would expect your household to live on. If you have actually been living on less than that is to your credit (no pun intended). The OR knows that if your allowances are not kept up his guideline level you could be back in a couple of months stating an IPA, if you had one, was not affordable.

I have to say you won't often get that kind of understanding in DMP or IVA.

I wouldn't necessarily push the contact lens issue as he could advise you to go buy some cheap glasses.
However, insolvency guidelines state that a family of 4 should be permitted a monthly expenditure of £60 to £80 per month for a "domestic break".
I would speak again on this point without being too forceful.

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maizie Posted - 21 September 2008 : 13:15:37
Thanks for all your kind messages.

I had my expenditure forms sent through this weekend and was so shocked. The OR has been really really generous.

The only thing that I am questioning is that some of the allowances are slightly more than what I pay for? Do I have to correct them on this?

Also they have not allowed for holidays or my contact lenses because they said my contact lenses are seen as a luxury which made me laugh because how can my sight be a luxury? I am so blind I can't even see my fingers without them in! Has anyone else heard about this being refused?

Do I ask them to reconsider the contact lenses or use the slightly extra allowances they gave me to pay for them?

Needafriend Posted - 18 September 2008 : 17:35:34
Hi Maizie

That is great news, well done, enjoy the rest of the evening and now your well and truely on your way in your new debt free life.

Jo x

"There is light at the end of the tunnel, if you cant find it get a brighter torch"

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BankruptC Posted - 18 September 2008 : 16:25:46
YEY!!!!!!!! Glad it went well for you hon! that must be a huge weight off your mind!

Have a HUGE glass of wine tonight and CHILL!!!

C. x
JulianDonnelly Posted - 18 September 2008 : 12:43:02
Great news Maizie!

Julian Donnelly
Spokesperson for www.Bankruptcyhelp.org.uk
Don't forget the helpline on 0800 078 9367
tracy_b Posted - 18 September 2008 : 11:54:59
Hi Maizie,
Thats really good news for you. Glad it went well and hopefully when you get your I&E you will be really chuffed.
John Posted - 18 September 2008 : 11:05:40
Hi maizie

pleased to hear that all went well for you. It looks like you've had a result all round so far, well done.

I've never heard of an examiner suggesting early discharge so early in the proceedings...Happy Days!!!

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maizie Posted - 18 September 2008 : 11:02:08
Well I have just got off the phone to my OR and what a relief! Only 50 minutes! The interview was fine, I explained about not knowing about when I incurred my debts and what I paid with what etc. and he was fine, I talked jibberish alot of the time but he was really good.

He is going to work out my expenditure because I put joint expenditure down and don't know the exact wage of my partner, so he is going to work out my amounts and send it to me in tonights post for me to look at. With regards to my car, he said they have to give me £2,000 for a car and because my car is worth that it probably wouldn't be worthing selling etc what with costs as well. They said if my car is worth less than £2,700 they wouldn't touch it and he didn't think they would as I need it for work anyway. They will let me know in a couple of weeks.

He said there was about £10 left in my Lloyds account, he has written to them to say I can have that money.

He said he is going to recommend me for an early discharge but its up to the creditors to agree to that so just have to wait and see!

I feel so relieved, more so when I get my expenditure list through but he was very very reasonable and understanding of my circumstances. I'm now going to have a celebratory cup of tea!!!!

tracy_b Posted - 18 September 2008 : 09:17:47
Good luck today Maizie,
We are all thinking of you and hoping that it goes well. Let us know how you got on.


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