TN 38 (06-03)

NL 00703.710 Notice to Beneficiary/Payee — Payments May Be Garnished

Document Identifier: E3710

A. Exhibit letter

We are writing to you about the enclosed court order number (1) concerning (2) responsibility for child support, alimony or court ordered victim restitution.

What We Plan To Do

We may have to take money out of (3) Social Security payments to satisfy the court order. This means that although the monthly benefit amount is the same, we could reduce the monthly payments to collect the money for child support, alimony or court ordered victim restitution.

We will not reduce the payments right away because we are still looking at the case. If we decide we have to reduce the payments, we will write and let you know how much money we will take out each month and when this will happen.

 If You Disagree

If you disagree with the decision of (4), you will need to contact them directly, or have a lawyer do this for you. They can be contacted at:

  • (5)

If You Have Any Questions

3901C

Enclosure:

Copy of Court Order

B. Requesting instructions

  • This notice is sent by the office which initially receives the garnishment order as soon as the order is received and the office determines that the person being garnished is receiving benefits (GN 02410.210A.4.). It must be sent within 15 days of service.

  • Refer to NL 00703.005E. For 3901C text and fill-ins.

Fill-ins:

  1. case/civil action number

  2. beneficiary's full name, possessive in format: Robert L. Smith's/ “your”

  3. beneficiary's title and last name, possessive in format: Mr. Smith's/ “your”

  4. name of court or other public official/agency in format: the Baltimore County Court

  5. address of court or public official/agency


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0900703710
NL 00703.710 - Notice to Beneficiary/Payee -- Payments May Be Garnished - 06/03/2013
Batch run: 06/03/2013
Rev:06/03/2013