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Compliance Question of the Week

Question: What information must be included in a Garnishment notice?


If the institution is required to notify an account holder under 31 C.F.R. §212.7(a), the notice must contain the following information in “readily understandable language”:

  • the institution’s receipt of a garnishment order against the account holder;
  • the date on which the institution was served the garnishment order;
  • a succinct explanation of garnishment;
  • an explanation of the institution’s requirement, when a covered benefit is deposited into one of the account holder’s accounts within the last two months, to calculate and establish a protected amount and ensure that the protected amount is made available to the account holder;
  • the account or accounts subject to the garnishment order;
  • the protected amount the institution established;
  • the institution’s requirement to freeze funds in excess of the protected amount, if applicable, pursuant to state law to satisfy the garnishment order;
  • the amount of any garnishment fee charged to the account, consistent with 31 C.F.R. §212.6(h);
  • a list of all federal benefit payments covered by the Garnishment Rule, as identified in 31 C.F.R. §212.2(b);
  • the account holder’s right to assert exemption for amounts above the protected amount against the creditor that initiated the garnishment order by taking an action customarily applicable in a given jurisdiction, such as completing exemption claim forms, contacting the court of jurisdiction, or contacting the creditor;
  • the account holder’s right to obtain legal aid in asserting exemption against the creditor that initiated the garnishment order;
  • the name of the creditor, and
  • the means of contacting the creditor if contact information was included in the order.
Reference: Fed. Consumer Compliance Outlook, 3rd Quarter 2013; 31 CFR 212.7(b).






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