Publication Date

July 2004


This Just the Facts Series details Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG). SSA, subject to certain exceptions can use AWG to collect any overpayment that is “past due”. SSA can use AWG while it is also taking other action regarding the overpayment, such as, tax refund interception. This series outline the AWG option.


Cebula, R. (2004, July). Administrative Wage Garnishment: A new tool in SSA’s debt collection toolbox. (Work Incentives Support Center: Just the Facts - Regulations and Tips for BPA&O and PABSS Staff). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

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