Treasury Offset Program (TOP)
Debts are collected in TOP through interception of federal monies, such as federal income tax refunds, SSA benefits, and federal employee wages. Clients may be responsible for paying any collection or fees charged by the federal government.
|Criteria to Meet for Referral to TOP|
|Amount owed must be at least $25|
|Claim is delinquent by 180 or more calendar days (and legally enforceable)|
|Claim is not part of a bankruptcy stay, under litigation, or under review|
|Claim is not being collected through an allotment reduction or under an approved payment plan|