We are writing to you about court order number (1) .
In an earlier letter, we told you that we might have to take money out of (2) Social Security payments to satisfy the court order. (3) order us to take money out to collect child support, alimony, or court ordered victim
restitution. Therefore, we will reduce the monthly payments (4) .
What We Will Take Out
We will take out (5) from each monthly payment to collect what (6) . You will receive a check for $ (7) each month beginning with the check you receive around (8) .
How We Decided The Amount To Take Out
The Consumer Credit Protection Act includes rules on how much we can take out of monthly
payments for child support and/or alimony. The amount depends on whether an individual
is supporting a spouse or dependent child(ren) other than those named in the court
order. The limits are as follows:
50 percent of benefits may be taken out if an individual is supporting a second family.
if an individual is not supporting a second family, 60 percent of benefits may be
The above rates increase 5 percent to 55 percent and 65 percent if an individual owes
more than 12 weeks in back payments.
If (1) a second family, we can take out less. We need some proof, such as a sworn statement
or copy of tax returns to show that (2) at least one half of the support they receive. Until we receive that proof, we must
apply the higher limit. Please send this information to us, at the address shown at
the top of this letter, within 30 days of the date of this letter.
If you provide this information, you have consented to allow us to share it with the
court and the person(s) named in the court order.
We did not take out the amount requested in the court order because it exceeds your
State's limits on the amount we can take out of a person's Social Security payment
for child support, alimony, or court ordered victim restitution.
If You Disagree With The Decision
If you disagree with the decision of (9) , you will need to contact them directly, or have a lawyer do this for you. They
can be contacted at:
If You Have Any Questions