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Transaction Set
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X12 Release 004040

521 Income or Asset Offset

Functional Group AO

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Income or Asset Offset Transaction Set (521) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This bi-directional transaction set can be created by an agency or entity to require an employer or asset holder to withhold and deliver assets or income on behalf of a person or entity to whom they are owed, as in a levy, lien, or garnishment. It can also be used to confirm or modify a prior notification. This transaction set can also be used by the employer or third party to report the ability to comply with the requirement and the terms of that compliance and may be used to initiate an electronic funds transfer in order to satisfy the requirement.

Heading

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
0100
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
0200
Beginning SegmentMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of a transaction set
0300
Beginning Segment for Payment Order/Remittance Advice
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of a Payment Order/Remittance Advice Transaction Set and total payment amount, or to enable related transfer of funds and/or information from payer to payee to occur
This BPR segment can be used by the responder to initiate a single electronic funds transfer payment for the entire offset. The amount of the entire offset is the sum of the offsets contained in the PAM segments for individuals or organizations named in Table 2, less any adjustment amounts contained in any AD1 segments.
0400
Note/Special Instruction
Max >1
To transmit information in a free-form format, if necessary, for comment or special instruction
0500
Trace
Max 1
To uniquely identify a transaction to an application
0600
Currency
Max 1
To specify the currency (dollars, pounds, francs, etc.) used in a transaction
0700
Reference Identification
Max >1
To specify identifying information
0800
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
0850
Adjustment Amount
Max >1
To specify the characteristics of an adjustment
N1 Loop
Repeat >1
0900
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
This N1 loop may refer to the issuing agency, the payor or asset holder or its agent, or the entity to which remittance should be sent.
1000
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names
1100
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
1200
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
1300
Reference Identification
Max >1
To specify identifying information
1400
Administrative Communications Contact
Max >1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

Detail

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
NM1 Loop
Repeat >1
0100
Individual or Organizational NameMandatory
Max 1
To supply the full name of an individual or organizational entity
This NM1 refers to the obligor.
0200
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names
0300
Individual Name Structure Components
Max >1
To sequence individual name components for maximum specificity
0400
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
0500
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
0600
Reference Identification
Max >1
To specify identifying information
0700
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
0800
Adjustment Amount
Max >1
To specify the characteristics of an adjustment
0900
Message Text
Max >1
To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information
PAM Loop
Repeat >1
1000
Period Amount
Max 1
To indicate a quantity, and/or amount for an identified period
1100
Reference Identification
Max >1
To specify identifying information
1200
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
CDS Loop
Repeat >1
1300
Case Description
Max 1
To identify and describe a specific court case
1400
Reference Identification
Max >1
To specify identifying information
1500
Period Amount
Max >1
To indicate a quantity, and/or amount for an identified period
1600
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
N1 Loop
Repeat >1
1700
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
This N1 loop refers to the payees, such as children, custodial parent, or trustee.
1800
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names
1900
Individual Name Structure Components
Max >1
To sequence individual name components for maximum specificity
2000
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
2100
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
2200
Reference Identification
Max >1
To specify identifying information
2300
Administrative Communications Contact
Max >1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

Summary

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
0100
Monetary Amount
Max 1
To indicate the total monetary amount
This AMT segment is used to carry the total monetary value of the transaction set, including all offsets against income or assets of all obligors.
0200
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)
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Stedi is a registered trademark of Stedi, Inc. Stedi's EDI Reference and Mapping Guides are provided for marketing purposes and are free of charge. All names, logos, and brands of third parties listed on our site are trademarks of their respective owners (including “X12”, which is a trademark of X12 Incorporated). Stedi, Inc. and its products and services are not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with these third parties. Our use of these names, logos, and brands is for identification purposes only, and does not imply any such endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation.