Life is Unfair. Write a Letter to Waive that Penalty

Sometimes things happen in life that simply aren’t fair. In most cases, nothing can really be done about it.

It may be something unfair that is inconsequential or something that is big and could change everything! Sometimes you can stand up for what you think is right and try to get the ‘fairness’ back on your side.

But What is a Waiver of Penalty Letter?

There is such a thing as writing a ‘Waiver of Penalty Letter’.  Now, you may have never heard of this and have no idea what it entails, what it’s written for, or how it can even help you. It is a formal request, in writing, where you are given the chance to waive a penalty that has been imposed on you. If you feel strongly that you should not have been given this penalty, you can write a letter to try and reverse it. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee when writing this letter that your penalty will in fact be waived.

However, there are things you can do to increase the likelihood that it does. The first is to make your letter formal. Second, look up the entity that you are writing to and see what regulations and standards they have in place. This will also help you determine if you even qualify for getting your penalty waive. You wouldn’t want to write a letter if there was no possibility of reprieve because that would be a waste of your time.

How do YouWrite This Letter?

Okay, so something unfair has happened to you and you are ready to write a waiver of penalty letter. But, how do you do it?

  1. Start your letter formally by stating your purpose of writing and the reason for your request.
  2. Be clear. The place you are writing to needs to know the exact fees, you are referring to and if you are requesting your money back in its entirety, or possibly a modification of the penalty.
  3. Offer any supporting information that you may have. Do this using every detail possible. The more details, the more convincing your reasoning will be.
  4. Provide any further documentation you may have. This could be receipts, emails, statements from witnesses, pictures, or anything else.
  5. Keep your own copy of everything you send in so that if anything gets lost or mistranslated, you can refer back to exactly what you sent in.


What if You Write this Amazing Letter and Nothing Even Happens?

As amazing as this letter is going to be and as sound of a reason you may have, your request for a penalty waiver may still be denied. If your hard work and efforts do not lead to the result you wanted, refer back to this quote. “If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~Mary Engelbreit.

Things can’t always be fix or change, and people won’t always listen to your side. But you can choose to either get caught up in it or move on. Choose to move on because life is too short. Try to think about the situation rationally.How much does this REALLY affect your life, your family, your life as a whole? Just like life isn’t fair, there’s some instances in life that we can’t control. You have taken control by writing this letter and asking for what you believe was fair but someone who doesn’t know you, or the situation, decide it wasn’t the case. Now it’s out of your hands and you have no control of the situation except for how you respond to it.


Okay,but What if the Response Isn’t Fair?

Now getoff your laptop and go write this letter to waive penalty. Ask for what you want, take action, control your life, but remember, at the end of the day, life is unfair, and your thoughts are what you control. There could also be some concrete reasons as to why your letter to waive penalty was NOT granted.

  1. You claim you did not receive a notice or bill.
  2. You simply forgot to pay.
  3. Personal information was unknown like your PIN
  4. This was the first late payment that you sent in.
  5. The person responsible for this is no longer working at the company
  6. There is confusion, you don’t know what to pay or why you have to pay this bill
  7. You simply can’t afford the payment

Don’t get discouraged if one of these reasons is actually why you filed in the first place. It’s important to be aware that these are not valid reasons to decide to write a letter. So knowing this ahead of time could save you a lot of time and effort. Before you decide to write, check over these reasons to ensure that none of them align with your purpose of sending in this letter. If all else fails, you can always ask a professional. All in all, if you think you have been charged unfairly. Seek advice and see if writing a letter is worthwhile, and has the possibility of ending positively. Take all aspects into account before writing to better your chances of getting your desired outcome!