Administrative offset

Administrative offset or offset means withholding funds payable by the United States (including funds payable by the United States on behalf of a State Government) to, or held by the United States for, a person to satisfy a debt owed by the person. The term administrative offset includes, but is not limited to, the offset of Federal salary, vendor, retirement, and Social Security benefit payments. The terms centralized administrative offset and centralized offset refer to the process by which the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service offsets Federal payments through the Treasury Offset Program.


31 CFR § 5.1

Scoping language

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