The Debt Counsellor may receive the following amounts in respect of consumers who have applied for debt counselling:
1.1. An application fee, limited to the amount prescribed in terms of Schedule 2 (2) of the Act, recoverable directly from the consumer upon receiving an application for debt review;
1.2. A rejection fee of R300.00 (excluding VAT) in respect of consumers whose applications have been rejected in terms of section 86(7)(a);
1.3. A restructuring fee of the lesser of the first instalment of the debt re-arrangement plan or a maximum of R6000.00 (excluding VAT), in respect of a consumer whose applications have been accepted in terms of 86(7) (b) or 86(7) (c). 100% of the fee is payable at the first instalment.
1.4. A monthly after-care fee of 5% (excluding VAT) of the monthly instalment of the debt re-arrangement plan up to a maximum of R400.00 (excluding Vat), for a period of 24 months, thereafter reducing to 3% (excluding VAT) of the monthly instalment, to a maximum of R400.00 (excluding VAT), for the remaining period of the debt re-arrangement plan.
1.5. Should the consumer withdraw from the process after completing stages 1.3 above, a fee equal to 75% of the restructuring fee as per 1.3 above is payable by the consumer.
1.6. The legal fee for the order may only be deducted in the 2nd month after the amount in 1.3. above has been paid. If the consumer’s affairs cannot be resolved through a consent order, there are additional costs for further legal processes (approximate legal fees of R6000.00).
1.7. The applicable fees and related debt counselling services will be set out in an addendum to Form 16, which needs to be explained to the consumer and signed by him/her.