Question:

Someone owes me money and can’t afford to pay it back. Can I use some of my maser to pay off the this debt on their behalf. Do I need to let them know about every bit I apply or only when loan is paid in full? On a very big loan , how often?

Answer:

You can use maaser money to help him pay of his debt. It is unnecessary to inform of your good intentions.

Sources:

Teshvas Tzitz Eliezer 9:1

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