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TECHNICAL BULLETIN Number: F2020-7

Issued: March 26, 2020

Treasury Exempts SSA Benefit Payments from Offset During COVID-19

Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has exempted the Social Security Administration's (SSA) benefit payments from offset due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This exemption will remain in effect through September 21, 2020. During this time, SSA benefit payments will not be offset to satisfy delinquent non-tax debts in the Treasury Offset Program.

Federal agencies should direct any questions or concerns regarding this bulletin to:

federaloffsets@fiscal.treasury.gov

Date Created: 
Friday, March 27, 2020