(a) Any funds paid to a recipient in excess of the amount to which the recipient is finally determined to be entitled under the terms and conditions of the award constitute a debt to the Federal Government. If not paid within a reasonable period after the demand for payment, the HHS awarding agency may reduce the debt by paragraph (a) (1), (2), or (3) of this section:
(1) Making an administrative offset against other requests for reimbursements.
(2) Withholding advance payments otherwise due the recipient.
(3) Taking other action permitted by statute.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by law, HHS awarding agencies will charge interest on an overdue debt in accordance with 4 CFR ch. II, “Federal Claims Collection Standards.” (See 45 CFR part 30.)
Title 45 published on 2012-10-01
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