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Maintenance Order

4A maintenance order is a court order that compels you, as the employer, to pay an employee’s maintenance for a dependent from their salary.

SimplePay has a built-in item to accommodate this process, whereby you make a deduction from an employee’s salary and pay it over to a specified beneficiary. There are two steps involved in setting this up:

Creating a Beneficiary

  • Go to Settings > Beneficiaries.
  • Click on Add under Garnishee / Maintenance Order.
  • Enter the name and account details of the person that should be paid.
  • Click Save.

Adding a Maintenance Order

  • Go to Employees and select the relevant employee.
  • Click on Add (next to Regular Inputs).
  • Click on Maintenance Order under Deduction.
  • Select the Beneficiary and enter the Installment amount.
  • Click Save.

The system will then automatically include maintenance order deductions on the employee’s payslip until it is removed at a later date.

Please note: Currently, third party payments cannot be made directly from our system; however, you can view a list of such payments to be made by going to the Pay Runs section on the left-hand menu and clicking on the PDF icon next to Beneficiaries.