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Can I get my debt written off due to mental illness
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Old 15-06-2009, 1:41 PM
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Default Can I get my debt written off due to mental illness

Hi, not sure if I am posting on the write forum but I'm sure somebody will be able to point me in the write direction if not.

Basically, I have heard that you may be able to get your debt's written off if you were suffering a mental illness at the time the account was opened, and I wondered if this is the case, does anybody know how to go about it.

Many thanks in anticipation of your response
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Old 15-06-2009, 1:44 PM
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Old 15-06-2009, 1:56 PM
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For what specific reason do you think you might be able to do this ? Should the card company have been aware that you were mentally ill ? Do you think they were negligent in lending to you ?
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other posts by leighliz:

'I'm also on the old system, csa1 and my ex owes almost 20,000'

'we are currently receiving child benefit and tax credits for our 16 year old daughter who is in further education. However, she has developed severe panic attacks and...'

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I got a fickle apology and eventually a £1,000 apology payment'


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Old 15-06-2009, 3:39 PM
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What sort of mental illness are we talking about here?
It's a shame when the right to freedom of speech is not honoured...
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Old 15-06-2009, 5:29 PM
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:rolleyes: Yes you can but you would have to be sectioned in a medium secure unit, followed by lots and lots of ECT.

Bonus is your debts will be cancelled AND you will receive a very natty jacket that fastens at the back.
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Old 15-06-2009, 5:35 PM
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Hi, not sure if I am posting on the write forum but I'm sure somebody will be able to point me in the write direction if not.

Basically, I have heard that you may be able to get your debt's written off if you were suffering a mental illness at the time the account was opened, and I wondered if this is the case, does anybody know how to go about it.

Many thanks in anticipation of your response
In my experience you can only get debts written off for the most serious cases (and I dont wish to be rude but you seem fairly well balanced and articulate looking at your other posts) and you have to provide psychiatric reports to prove the illness. Also I tend to find that whilst some companies will not pursue the debt the debt still lies on the file.

I have only managed to get debts written off for clients who have severe psychological issues such as acute schizophrenia etc and the likelihood of them ever holding down a job and so being able to pay back the debt is remote.
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Old 15-06-2009, 5:39 PM
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I see you are busy bee

As mentioned you seem to know what you are doing, in fact your quite articulate

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Sorry you have cancer though but no reason to think its a company fault for making you take out a loan ie mental illness which you claim below otherwise fit and healthy

You also claim to be "
However, I have just tried to renew the policy, and as the cancer has spread, even though I have no symptoms, am taking no medication and am "otherwise fit and healthy"

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No mention of mental illness last month either

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:rolleyes: Yes you can but you would have to be sectioned in a medium secure unit, followed by lots and lots of ECT.

Bonus is your debts will be cancelled AND you will receive a very natty jacket that fastens at the back.
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Basically, I have heard that you may be able to get your debt's written off if you were suffering a mental illness at the time the account was opened, and I wondered if this is the case, does anybody know how to go about it.
The argument would be that of the party did not have capacity to enter into contract so the contract should be unwound - your chances of having this argument work will pretty much mean you were sectioned later on the day you took out the contract/debt otherwise don't even think about it, lack of capacity to contract is very hard to prove on your side.
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I believe it is possible in some very extreme cases but its quite complex to prove.
There is also the argument about bi-polar and extreme spending but again thats complex and long winded.... concessions can be made but as kimitatsu says its usually in the most extreme cases that this occurs.
I did manage to get some bank charges refunded for a patient when I was working on acute wards but thats a bit different to getting your debts written off.
In short.... I'd say probably not.
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:rolleyes: Yes you can but you would have to be sectioned in a medium secure unit, followed by lots and lots of ECT.

Bonus is your debts will be cancelled AND you will receive a very natty jacket that fastens at the back.
And if you're Alice Cooper, you get an album out of it.
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True. Alice Cooper committed himself to get help dealing with alcoholism. Only to find the place he'd signed himself up to was a full blown mental hospital. The album 'From The Inside' is based on his experience.


On a related note, does this mean that anyone who shopped at Crazy George's should be named and shamed for taking advantage of a mentally ill person?
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I was not posting on behalf of myself but thank you all for your comments.
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Bonus is your debts will be cancelled AND you will receive a very natty jacket that fastens at the back.
Don't really care about the point of the thread, just wanted to say that this comment has given me such a laugh! Where can I get one of these 'natty jackets' from?
It's wouldn't have not wouldn't of, shouldn't have not shouldn't of and couldn't have not couldn't of. Geddit?
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I was not posting on behalf of myself but thank you all for your comments.
In that case it must be Schitzophrenia, you are on to a winner

Go for it Champ!!!
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Old 21-06-2009, 12:12 PM
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In that case it must be Schitzophrenia,
Is that the mental illness where you think you are half-German?
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Old 21-06-2009, 12:47 PM
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I was not posting on behalf of myself but thank you all for your comments.
That's some swift backtracking, considering the title of your thread. :rolleyes:

"Can I get my debt written off due to mental illness"


If you lend someone a tenner and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
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