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can they send to collections when you are making payments?

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We now live in Kentucky...debt was incurred in Indiana....My husband and I have recently relocated to Kentucky from Indiana. We have a $1300.00 gas bill from our LP gas provider in Indiana. I made arrangements with the local office to make payments of $25.00 per month as I am not working, our house in Indiana has not yet sold, plus we have a land contract in Kentucky, two vehicle payments..etc...I cannot afford to make a bigger payment at this time. They have accepted 2 payments of $25.00 as of this date. I have been getting demand letters (two) from the corporate office and I have spoken to them on the phone. They are saying that $25.00 is not enough and are demanding the balance in full or it will be sent to collections. I told them that if they wanted to pay a portion of my payment to a collection agency then to go ahead and send it to collections. What i need to know is if they can legally send it to collections while I am faithfully attempting to pay the debt?


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Yes, they have the right to send you to collections at any time. The question is will they? I doubt it. As you point out, they won't get the money any faster. If you could afford to send a bit more that may help their feelings with a promise to pay the balance when your house sells.

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