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ePay Information - Frequently Asked Questions
Answers To Questions About ePay To The Trustee
No. You can continue to send us a Cashier’s Check or Money Order to the lockbox. However, once you have registered for the Online Payment System, you have the option each month of using the Online Payment System or sending Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders – whichever payment method is most convenient for you.
Your Online Payment ID is an 11 digit number consisting of your case number and the last 4 digits of your social security number. Do not use any dashes.
Example:Case # 8:11-bk-77777 CED and Social Security No. 123-45-6789
The Online Payment ID is: 11777776789
No. You will only need to input this ID number the first time you register, but it is a good idea to remember this number in case you have issues in the future with the payment center. Once you have registered, you will need to use the User ID and password you created in order to log in, so be sure to remember that information.
On the login page of the Online Payment Center, there is a link called Forgotten your Password? The new page will ask you to input your User name and the system will send you a new password. Once you get that new password and enter the site, you can go to settings and change your password to one of your choice.
Yes. Once logged in, click on Settings to change your password.
The routing and accounts numbers are located on your checks. The routing number is always a 9 digit number and to the left of your account number. DO NOT look for these numbers on a deposit slip as the routing number may be different from your checking/savings routing number. If you are unable to find your routing and account numbers, please contact your bank for help.
No. The Online Payment Center will store the five most recent accounts used and you will be able to choose one from the Previously Used dropdown menu.
It is very important that before you start this payment process you verify your bank account has enough funds to cover the transaction. If you submit a payment without having enough funds in your bank account to cover the transaction, the result will most likely be a Non-Sufficient Funds transaction. If this occurs, your bank account will be overdrawn and you may suffer consequences from your bank. In addition, if your payment is returned for Non-Sufficient Funds, or any other reason, your account will be locked immediately and you will not have the option of using the Online Payment System for the duration of your Bankruptcy Case. You will then be required to make your monthly plan payment by using Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
Yes. You may log in and schedule a payment up to 14 days in advance. You can also set up recurring payments for up to 12 months. However, please use caution when using one of these payment options so that your payment is not returned as NSF (refer to question #8 for details about NSF payments)
Payments made prior to 5:00 P.M. will be debited from your account the same day and will be posted the next business day to your case. Please visit www.trustee13.com in approximately 3 business days if you would like to verify that the payment has been posted to your case.
Yes. You will receive an automated e-mail with your payment information listed in the body of the e-mail.
Yes. If you can’t afford to make the full monthly payment owed at one time, you may make several smaller payments throughout the month. However, please keep in mind that this does not affect the due date for your payments. Even though you have the ability to make smaller payments throughout the month, the full amount of your payment is still due on your payment due date.
This is done to protect the Trustee in case the payment comes back as Non-sufficient Funds (NSF). After the 15 days, the funds are available for disbursement to your creditors.
The $2.00 Processing Fee covers the cost to our bank for providing this service to debtors. The Trustee does not receive this money.
The Payment History in the Online Payment Center only displays payments made through the Online Payment System. It will not display payments made to the lockbox. For additional payment information, please visit www.trustee13.com.
There are several reasons why your online payment account may become locked. The Trustee reserves the right to lock your account and prevent a debtor from making payments online. The main reasons why the Trustee would lock an account include: a Non-sufficient Funds payment (NSF), an online payment returned for any other reason, or your case has been Converted or Dismissed. If your account has been locked and you are still required to make payments, please send Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders to the lockbox.
No. Until your case has been reopened, please send Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders to the lockbox. If your case is reopened, your Online Payment account will be unlocked. If the account remains locked even after your case has been reopened, please contact us so we can unlock the account.
When you sign up for the automatic debit program, the Trustee debits your bank account your full monthly payment amount on the same day of every month until you notify us in writing to terminate, your case has been dismissed, converted, or you complete your payments. When you register for ePay, you have the option of sending a payment of any amount at any time (as long as the full payment is received prior to the due date), or switching back and forth between ePay and Cashier's Checks or Money Orders at your convenience.
If you are currently on the automatic debit program and would like to begin using ePay, you MUST submit an automatic debit temination form (which can be found on our website). The termination form must be received by our office at least 5 business days prior to the date of your next scheduled automatic debit payment. Simply registering for ePay will NOT stop your automatic debit payment from being withdrawn from your bank account.