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Accounting Officer for Disputes

There is also an Accounting Officer for Disputes in operation on the Treasury Board. This officer is responsible for managing, executing and signing the payment files concerning “Disputes”, meaning those payments that require particular attention due to a 'dispute' and which are therefore removed from the usual payment circuit.

“Dispute” cases referred to in this case do not include any controversial cases between the Brussels Regional Public Service and third parties, which are to be decided by a judge. Instead these concern the Brussels Regional Public Service's judicial duty to pay someone other than the recipient that was originally intended.

This judicial duty may be the result of a court decision, but is most commonly the result of an agreement made between the recipient and their creditors or with a banking institution.

“Dispute” cases are categorised according to 3 types, depending on the nature of the payment: wage disputes,work disputes and inheritance disputes.