7 CFR 792.18 - Referral of debts to Department of Justice.
(a) Debts that exceed $100,000.00 exclusive of interest, penalties, and administrative charges, or such higher amount as may be prescribed, shall be referred to the Department of Justice before they can be discharged.
(b) Debts which cannot be compromised or on which collection action cannot be suspended or terminated, may be referred to the Department of Justice for collection action. Claims of less than $600.00 exclusive of interest, penalties, and administrative costs will not be referred to the Department of Justice unless:
(1) Referral is important to a significant enforcement policy, or
(2) The debtor not only has the clear ability to pay the claim, but the Government can effectively enforce payment, having due regard for the exemptions available to the debtor under State and Federal law and the judicial remedies available to the Government.