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: