7 CFR 792.9 - Withholding.
(a) Withholding of a payment prior to the completion of an applicable offset procedure may be made from amounts payable to a debtor by FSA to ensure that the interests of FSA and the United States will be protected as provided in this section.
(b) A payment may be withheld to protect the interests of FSA or the United States only if FSA determines that:
(1) There has been a serious breach of contract or violation of program requirements and the withholding action is considered necessary to protect the financial interests of FSA;
(2) There is substantial evidence of violations of criminal or civil frauds statutes and criminal prosecution or civil frauds action is of primary importance to program operations of FSA;
(3) Prior experience with the debtor indicates that collection will be difficult if amounts payable to the debtor are not withheld;
(5) The facts available to FSA are insufficient to determine the amount to be offset or the proper payee;
Title 7 published on 2013-01-01
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