§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Minimum amount for set-off and collection
§ 3 Assistance in collection rendered by department; distribution
§ 4 Notice and furnishing of information to department by claimant agency; notice to debtor
§ 5 Transfer of funds owed to claimant agency; deposit in escrow account; notice to taxpayer
§ 6 Hearing on disputed claims
§ 7 Right of appeal; finalization of set-off
§ 8 Removal and forwarding of amount from escrow upon final determination; crediting of obligation; notice
§ 9 Notice to debtor of finalization of set-off; disbursement of outstanding balance due
§ 10 Disclosure of information; use
§ 10A Wage information sharing; reciprocal agreements with other states
§ 11 Rules and regulations
§ 12 Additional remedies
§ 13 Priority of set-off
§ 14 Deposit of reimbursements
§ 15 Offset agreement with Secretary of the Treasury
§ 16 Reciprocal state offset agreements

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 62D - Set&Ndash;Off Debt Collection

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.