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Directive:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER No. 04-20


Status: Active

WIOA Operating Guidance : No
Subject:
Treasury Offset Program (TOP) Revised and Clarified Requirements for Referring Unemployment Compensation (UC) Debts for Recovery through Federal Tax Refund Offset

Purpose:
This Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) is to inform State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) that they: (1) must exclude Tax Identification Numbers (TINs), which include Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and Employer Identification Numbers (EINs), from the Debt Account Identification (ID) field of the record layout for UC debts referred to TOP for offset recovery; (2) must follow the provisions of the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 (Public Law (P.L.) 115-59) that restricts the inclusion of TINs on documents Federal departments and agencies send by mail; and (3) must discontinue aggregating UC debts referred to TOP for offset recovery.

To

STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES

From

JOHN PALLASCH
Assistant Secretary

Date

December 16, 2019

Expiration Date
Continuing
Rescissions:    None
Contact :

State agencies with questions regarding TOP’s requirements should submit them to stateoffsets@fiscal.treasury.gov. Please direct other inquiries to the appropriate ETA Regional Office.

Text :
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  1. Attachement 1: Enhanced Record Layouts Version 3.12 with Definitions, Error Codes, and Layout Mapping (latest version)


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