Below are excerpts from the Department of Justice's United States Attorney's Manual addressing collection policies relating to debts owed to the Federal Government and how the DOJ collects debts purportedly "due and owing." Please review here and don't hesitate to contact us if you are facing or about to face a past-due SBA debt.
3-10.500Enforced CollectionsWhen a debtor fails to respond to the post-judgment demand letter or to cure a default on the terms of an established payment plan, immediate steps shall be taken to initiate enforced collection proceedings. The rights and remedies available to the United States, and exemptions available to the debtor, under the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, 28 U.S.C. §§3001-3308, should be considered in determining the most efficient and effective means to satisfy the judgment.3-10.510Discovery to determine ability to payFull use shall be made of those discovery methods provided for in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure whenever financial information is not voluntarily provided by the debtor. If the debtor fails to respond to such discovery requests, those sanctions provided for under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shall be pursued promptly and vigorously. All financial information which is obtained through discovery shall be thoroughly reviewed and a determination made on how to proceed to enforce the judgment.3-10.530OffsetOffset of a debtor's federal tax return, federal salary, or federal administrative benefit should be undertaken whenever permitted by law.3-10.540Depriving Debtors of Their ResidenceApproval of the United States Attorney should be obtained prior to executing upon a debtor's residence. Normally, execution on a debtor's residence should not be made if the debtor is cooperative and making reasonable efforts to satisfy the judgment. Similarly, execution upon the debtor's personal or real property should not result in the debtor's family becoming a public charge.
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