Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Federal Debt Collection Act
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
13 CFR 134.201 - 134.229; 13 CFR 140.1 - 140.3
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Brief Description of Case Type: 
These cases constitute a second form of debt collection, this time by administrative offset. In other words, the SBA may withhold money it owes to the debtor (who is usually not an SBA or federal employee eligible for salary offset) in order to satisfy the debt. See 13 CFR 140.2(b)(1). Debtors against whom an administrative offset is proposed have the opportunity to present evidence before the SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) with the procedural protections laid out in 13 CFR Part 134. See 13 CFR 140.3(e)(1) (incorporating 13 CFR Part 134).
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Reversal of Finding of Violation/Imposition of Penalty
Verified by Agency: