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Administrative Wage Garnishment Background

Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG) is a debt collection process that allows a federal agency to order a non-federal employer to withhold up to 15 percent of an employee's disposable income to pay a nontax delinquent debt owed to the agency.

(Not an individual? Click for administrative wage garnishment information for employers or for federal agencies.)

You may request a hearing if you believe that you do not owe the debt, disagree with the amount that the government claims you owe, or if the proposed garnishment would cause a financial hardship. If you are claiming financial hardship, a financial statement with supporting documentation must be submitted with the hearing request form (received with the notice letter, or downloaded below).

Download Hearing Request PDF

Download AWG Financial Statement PDF | Download AWG Financial Statement (Español) PDF

Last modified 08/26/19