how to apply for a dro online
- Contact one of the debt experts like StepChange, Citizens Advice or National Debtline to know about how to apply for a dro online
- Find your entire earnings from your job and/or benefits
- Make a list of the current balances for all accounts that you owe money
- Determine your monthly expenses by using the tools for budgeting your month
- Gather information on your pensions and your job
Benefits of an order to relieve debt:
A DRO only lasts one year, and you don’t make any additional payment to your debts
- Your obligations will be paid off at the close of the year.
- Creditors aren’t able to take any additional action against you
- The PS90 cost can be paid by instalments
The disadvantages of an order for debt relief:
- Your DRO is recorded on an open registry.
- Your DRO will be visible on your credit report for six years
- If your financial situation improves (e.g. your affordability improves and you can pay higher than PS75 per month toward any loans) and you don’t satisfy the requirements the DRO could be cancelled
- Certain debts, including student loans or fines, and social fund loans cannot be included in the list.
- If you’re a registered or licensed professional or deal with money, your job could be affected
- You aren’t able to be director of a company or participate in its management, unless the court approves
- You cannot take out credit for PS500 or more, without notifying the fact that you’re subject to DRO
- There is no way to get DROs even if you own your home. Even when you have equity that is negative.
- If you purchase any property during the period during which you have the DRO in effect the DRO may be suspended.
You may be in possession of a debt relief restriction order (the restrictions may be similar to those that were in force at the time of the DRO) that is imposed against you for a period of 2 to 15 years, if you do something in a reckless, irresponsibly or dishonest manner.
Your DRO may be cancelled in the event that you do not cooperate to the official receiver.
There is no way to get DRO if you’ve had one within the last six years.
To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:
- * The debts must not be greater than the amount of
- * you haven’t received any debt relief orders in the past six years
- * you been in or worked in the UK in the last three years
- You aren’t a homeowner.
- * You have a limited amount of extra money ( not exceeding 50 pounds each month, after paying national tax, insurance, and all household costs)
- * Your property is valued at no greater than 1000 pounds!
In other words, if you’re currently in the middle of filing for bankruptcy or an Individual Voluntary Agreement or another formal insolvency procedure then you aren’t able to apply for a bankruptcy relief option. If, however, one of your creditors has made an application to the court for declaring you bankrupt, you could ask for approval to file for an order for debt relief instead.
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