Sequence of Events for Debtors
Notice of State Payment(s) Held
The Notice of State Payment(s) Held mailed to the payee includes:
- The debt amount and description, with a note that additional interest may be accruing on the balance due
- The amount of the warrant(s) on hold and the paying agency
- A statement that the warrant(s) will be offset (applied to the debt amount) 30 days following the payment date unless the payee takes action
- The Hold Source agency’s phone number and address from the Agency Hold Reason Inquiry (RSNINQ) screen, which allows the payee to contact the agency to discuss the debt
Example: Notice of State Payment(s) Held [FRONT]
Example: Notice of State Payment(s) Held [BACK]
Voluntary Offset Form
This authorizes the Comptroller’s office to apply the held warrant to the debt without waiting the required 30-day period. For more information, see Debtor Options.
Bankruptcy Status Form
This advises the Comptroller’s office or Hold Source agency that the debtor has an active bankruptcy. Payments to debtors in active bankruptcy are held but cannot be offset toward the state debt. For more information, see Bankruptcy.