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Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: December 13, 2012
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11 Income

Garnishee - Employment Income

Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, section 23(4)(b)(ii)


When a creditor garnishees a debtor’s employment income, part of the income is withheld at source and paid to the creditor. The worker allows the first payment on each garnishee as a deduction when calculating a client’s net employment income.

The worker informs the applicant or recipient that all other payments on the garnishee order will be counted as income received. The one-time deduction gives the applicant or recipient time to apply to the court to vary the garnishee order (ie., reduce the amount withheld).

Note This is separate from Income Deducted at Source to Repay Other Programs.