credit card

Submitted by luvnet217 on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 23:48

what will you do if you do not like use the credit card.?example if the person who have the sredit card was died in acccident,do he need to pay his credit?,who will pay for his credit?

Hi Luvnet
Since the credit card is linked to the social security number of a person, if he does not make any payments towards the debt, the creditor can sue him. But if he dies without paying off the debt, no-body, except the co-signer (if any), is liable to repay it back. However, if the card holder has made a credit life insurance before he died, the insurance company will pay back the debt for him.

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:26 Permalink

If you stay in the community property states, then both the card owner and his/her spouse is responsible for the credit card debt and so the living spouse need to pay off the debt if the card holder dies. There are 9 community property states in US. They are - AZ, California, TX, ID, NV, Washington, WI, PR and New Mexico. However, no other person except the spouse is responsible to pay off the credit card debt.

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:34 Permalink