by Edith
(Ft.Lauderdale, Florida)

Hello...I work for UPS..last week was the frist time I notice a WAGE ATT 1 on my check stub in the deductions..for $44.54..I went to my HR office they're telling me it's going to take 24hrs to find who exactly is garrnishing my wages..my questions is..can they do this without letting me know?..I work part time..sometimes not even 20 hrs..I can't pay my rent and barely paying my bills..what can I do to fight this?

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Dec 16, 2011
by: Debtcollectionanswers.com


In order to have your wages garnished, you must be sued for the money you owe and the creditor must win the lawsuit. Did you receive notification that you were being sued and ignore the lawsuit?

If you did not respond to the lawsuit and did not show up in court on the day of the hearing, the creditor would have received a default judgment against you. Then the creditor would have been entitled to ask the court for permission to collect the amount of that judgment by garnishing your wages.

If you have no recollection of being served with information about a lawsuit against you, then you may want to consult with a consumer law attorney who helps people resolve their debt collection problems. This is because there are instances of companies deliberately ensuring that consumers are not properly notified of a lawsuit so that the companies can be assured of winning default judgments. However, this sort of behavior is illegal.

If you were in fact properly served with notification about the lawsuit and that you do indeed owe money to the company that sued you, you may want to talk with a consumer bankruptcy attorney. Filing for bankruptcy would stop the wage garnishment and give you and the attorney an opportunity to decide how best to deal with your debts. However, the attorney would need to look at the details of your financial situation to determine if bankruptcy is a good option for you.

Here are some resources that you may want to consult about your situation, consumer law attorney .

Dec 16, 2011
defaulted student loan garnishment
by: Anonymous

I posted this question..I had a govt loan with sallie mae...I deferred it for 10 yrs...and I still couldn't pay on it..I've tried to resolved it with them..needless to say..they wanted their money..well now a collection agency has my account..well I call them and they were extremely rude and laughing at me saying its my problem they don't care about my situation and either way they have my money...referring to the the garnishment..sallie mae had my current address..well the collection agency send mail to an address that's incorrect..nor do I know anybody who lives there..since I didn't respond to the mail about my wages being garnished cause it wasn't my address so I never got the letter..am screwed..their taking 15%..and I work part time at ups..I can't live or pay my bills..so am so depress about this situation..I can't afford a attorney..I need help..please help me

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

We wish we had a straightforward answer for you. The problem is that student loans carry few consumer protections. You can read more about the problem with student loans at studentloanjustice.org. In the meantime, we recommend you at least talk with a bankruptcy attorney. While student loans generally can't be discharged in bankruptcy, there may be other things the attorney can recommend to help you get control of your finances.

Dec 26, 2014
wage att
by: Anonymous

My husband work for UPS and had 600.00 dollars taken out of his payroll. The last time we can remember would be that we made arrangement with a college loan that will begin taken out of our bank act on Jan 2015. But we notice this amount deducted from his pay check. That's not right and How can we fight this?

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

We're sorry but this simply isn't enough information for us to be able to advise you.

Jan 22, 2015
help me PLEASE
by: Anonymous

Hi I love my ups job but hate that im getting garnished I dont make enough money to get garnished but they are taking my money out of my checks I don't want them to take my income taxes cause of this please help me.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

Can you provide us with some more information? This is not enough information for us to even provide a recommendation.

Aug 07, 2015
ATT1 Deductible
by: Anonymous

How long does a garnishment last on your paycheck. Does anyone know thanks.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

It depends. In some states they have to reapply to continue the garnishment. But generally it lasts until the debt is satisfied.

Nov 18, 2015
wage att1
by: Anonymous

I'm trying to figure out why my HR didn't notify me on this? It's too close to Christmas not only that I don't know who this could be.

Feb 13, 2016
by: Anonymous

7 years ago before I started driving for UPS I had a hard history so I collected disability from Social Security workers program and my mother was the payee. I started working part time for UPS. Then I began to make too much but my mother kept receiving checks .. Now I'm a full time driver and 7 years later I just noticed a wage att 1 for 86.22 WTH .. I was never imformed or received any notification on this.

Apr 21, 2016
Wage att 1
by: Anonymous

My husband works for UPS. He gets his fourth check and in the dedication part they took out $108 leaving him with $72. He don't make enough as it is I'm asking is this childsupport?

Jan 07, 2017
Wage art 1
by: Eric

I had the same thing happen to me while working at UPS. Can I expect the same thing to happen if I change jobs?

Apr 20, 2017
Wage att 4
by: Anonymous

What this mean on my UPS paycheck? I wasn't notified by anyone that I was being sued or even that I owed money!

Dec 13, 2018
by: Chris Nunn

I just started at UPS and noticed right after my 3rd check i had money being taken from my checks. This isnt cool or fair for they to do this and not warn or aware you ahead?

Dec 14, 2018
by: Anonymous

I work for ups and I am part Time as well and I started noticing a lot of money has been taken from me. I don’t know why or how this is happening but I never went to court or never got anything in the mail saying why I am getting my wages garnished. I made 962 dollars and they took 300 plus dollars and this week I made 400 and they took 300 plus as well. Is there a way you can help me with this ?

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