Glossary of terms

Attachable earnings The amount of earnings available, from which Court Order deductions are made. This will not normally be the same as gross pay.

This amount is not used for calculating Postgraduate Loans and Student Loan deductions but may be relevant if

There is a protected level of earnings stipulated in a Court Order (below which no deductions can be made)


The balance between the net attachable earnings, (attachable earnings less Court Order deductions) and the protected level of earnings is less than the Postgraduate Loan or Student Loan deductions
Balancing payment A balancing payment is the total amount of liability from the SA return less any payments already made.

The balancing payment

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