Pauper's Affidavit FAQs

  • 1. Does DDS offer a discount on any reinstatement fee(s) payments?

    The DDS offers reduced reinstatement fees by 50% to drivers who certify that they are unable to pay the entire reinstatement fee based on an evaluation of responses provided in the Household Information section of the Pauper’s Affidavit.

    DDS does not offer the 50% reinstatement reduction for the following suspensions:

    •Super Speeder

    •NonSufficient Funds

    •Safety Responsibility.

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  • 2. Who can get a discount on reinstatement fee(s) payments?

    Anyone who owes reinstatement fees can complete the Pauper’s Affidavit and turn it in for review at a DDS Customer Service Center.

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  • 3. What do I need to do to qualify for a discount on reinstatement fee(s) payments?

    To qualify for 50% discount on your reinstatement fee(s) you must:

    •Complete and sign the Pauper’s Affidavit. You can get a Pauper’s Affidavit by asking for one at any DDS Customer Service Center –OR- you can go to the Forms and Manuals page of the website and download the Pauper's Affidavit form from there.

    •Return the completed and notarized Pauper’s Affidavit to a DDS Customer Service Center by visiting a center in person –OR- by mail to:

    Department of Driver Services

    Attn: RM-Reinstatement

    P.O. Box 80447

    Conyers, GA 30013

    •The completed and notarized Pauper’s Affidavit will be reviewed and processed based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines as set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • 4. Why didn’t I get the reinstatement fee(s) payments discount?

    To qualify for the 50% discount you must:

    1.Complete and sign your Pauper’s Affidavit

    2.Have the Pauper’s Affidavit notarized

    3.Return the Pauper’s Affidavit to the DDS either in-person or by mail.

    NOTE:

    1) In order for the Pauper’s Affidavit to be processed, you must meet household size and gross annual income restrictions imposed by the Federal Poverty Guidelines created by the US Government.

    2) DDS does not offer the 50% reinstatement reduction for Super Speeder, non sufficient funds or Safety Responsibility suspensions.

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  • 5.How will my request be evaluated?

    Your request is being evaluated against the Federal Poverty Guidelines as set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • 6. Can I mail my request for a discount to DDS?

    Yes, DDS will accept your completed, signed and notarized Pauper’s Affidavit by mail with all other reinstatement requirements documents and payment fees together.

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  • 7. Where can I get the form to obtain a reinstatement fee(s) payments discount?

    You can get a Pauper’s Affidavit by asking for one at any DDS Customer Service Center –OR- you can use our website, to go to the Forms and Manuals page to download the Pauper’s Affidavit.

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