Scottsdale, AZ asked in Consumer Law for Arizona

Q: Does restitution need to be paid on student loans?

I am rephrasing this question as the answer I received didn't answer what I was asking. I owe restitution where I am responsible to pay 10% on all income towards it monthly. Are student loans considered income that would be required to pay 10% on? Example, I just took out $1250 in a loan to pay for my Fall semester, will I be required to pay 10% of that so $125 to restitution in the state of Arizona? I have read conflicting information about restitution being due on money borrowed for school. This is confusing as it's money I have to pay back so it's not income.

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Joseph Abrams
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A: The restitution order is separate and apart from any personal debts that you might have. The PO is responsible for collecting the restitution in accordance with the judgement issued by the court, and enforcing any other conditions ordered by the court. The repayment of personal debts is your own responsibility for which the PO generally would not have any say in.

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