Caution: This sample letter may not be appropriate for all types of situations. It is also important when communicating with creditors to use the term "alleged debt." Here's why. Please read this note before using this sample letter.
[1 Downtown Street]
[City, Province Postal Code]
ATTENTION: CREDIT DEPARTMENT
RE: ACCOUNT # 1234 567 890 SMITH, JOHN
I am writing to inform you that my current income from [CPP, OAS, Disability Pension, Government Assistance, etc] is not enough for me to be able to make any payments towards my alleged debt at this time.
I respectfully request that you contact me by letter only going forward; please do not contact me by telephone. I will respond to any letters you send to me in a timely manner.
If at anytime I am in a position to resume payments on the alleged debt, I will contact you immediately to make appropriate arrangements.
I thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
This communication is provided solely for the purposes of notifying you to communicate in writing only and does not constitute an acknowledgement of the alleged debt described above.
[complete mailing address]
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