Where do I mail my Chapter 13 Plan payment in DC, MD and VA?

Where do I mail my Chapter 13 Plan payment in DC, MD and VA?

Once your Chapter 13 bankruptcy has been filed, you will make your Chapter 13 Plan payments directly to the trustee for several months. Your first Plan payment must be made no later than 30 days from the date that your case is filed. Once your Plan has been confirmed, usually three to five months later, automatic deductions will commence. But until then, you must send a check to the trustee each month. So where do I mail my Chapter 13 plan payments in DC, MD and VA?

Where do I mail my Chapter 13 Plan payment in DC, MD and VA?

Form and timing of Chapter 13 Plan payments

Chapter 13 Plan payments can be made by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Do not send cash to the trustee. They do not like that.

The trustees also do not like checks returned NSF, or Not Sufficient Funds. Especially early on in a case, bounced checks do not bode well for a five-year repayment plan. Missed Plan payments may result in the dismissal of your case.

Be sure to put your case number in the memo line of the check. Make the check payable to the individual trustee’s name.

Plan payments are administered through the trustee’s clearinghouse in Memphis, so be sure to send your payment early enough to allow it to post on time.

Where do I mail my Chapter 13 plan payment in Washington, D.C.?

The Chapter 13 trustee in Washington, D.C. is:

Rebecca A. Herr
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 853
Memphis, TN  38101-0853

Where do I mail my Chapter 13 plan payment in Virginia?

Like in the District of Columbia, there is only one Chapter 13 trustee in the Eastern District of Virginia:

Thomas P. Gorman, Esq.
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 1553
Memphis, TN  38101-1553

Where do I mail my Chapter 13 plan payment in Maryland?

Unlike in the District and Virginia, in the Greenbelt Division of Maryland, there is not one trustee, but two. One of them is Rebbeca A. Herr, , whose information is listed above, because she is also the current trustee in Washington, D.C. The other Chapter 13 trustee in the Maryland Greenbelt Division is:

Timothy P. Branigan
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 480
Memphis, TN  38101-0480

And there is one Chapter 13 trustee for Maryland’s Baltimore Division:

Robert S. Thomas II
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 1838
Memphis, TN  38101-1838

The linked websites above also contain the correspondence addresses, phone numbers, and in some cases, email addresses for the trustees. But you should allow your attorney to communicate exclusively with the trustees to avoid damaging your case.

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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.