Deposits

          The clerk will tell you how much it costs to file and to serve the defendant (landlord) with the papers and tell you when to come back for the trial.  If you cannot afford the filing fee, tell the court clerk.  You can sue without paying the fee.  You are responsible for getting the papers served on your landlord by the sheriff.  The sheriff's fees will also be waived if you cannot pay.  For more information about small claims court click here.

 

 


Below are some of the other frequently asked questions about deposits.

Do I get my deposit back?

How do I get my deposit back?

When do I get my deposit back?

What if I don’t get my deposit back?

How does Small Claims Court work?

How do I get ready for Small Claims Court?

Are there any risks in filing in Small Claims Court?

What happens on my day in Court?

Is there an appeal from Small Claims Court?

To see all the questions and answers, click here.

 

 

 

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assisted "Lisa" who is a disabled lady on Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI); wheelchair-bound and on oxygen 24/7.  "Lisa" received a $42,000 settlement last fall, paid as a result of a death from cancer.  "Lisa" reported the settlement to the Social Security Administration (SSA) as required, but she didn’t understand the rules regarding disposing of a resource.  "Lisa" spent the majority of the money wisely, as required—she bought herself a home to live in, prepaid some expenses for a year, bought some furniture, bought a freezer, filled it with food, etc.  Unfortunately, she also gave approximately $13,000 away to various family members for one reason or another. 

 

As a result, she incurred an SSI overpayment for the months she was over the resource limit of $2,000.  Utah Legal Services was able to get the overpayment waived, but then the really bad news—SSA sanctioned her for giving away part of her resources.  She was terminated from SSI for 19 months.  Of course, she also had no money left from her settlement.  This would have been an extremely harsh blow to her, since she has no other income, is disabled, and relies on oxygen and multiple medications to sustain her life.  ULS called SSA and pointed out their provision in statute which allows an “out” for undue hardship.  Within 30 minutes, ULS received a call from SSA letting us know that "Lisa" would receive the two months’ benefits that had been withheld already, and her benefits would start again immediately.