In response to the final interim rule adopted by six federal agencies – the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management – the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently issued the "Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments" booklet, which is new to the Comptroller's Handbook. The rule, adopted on May 29, 2013, amends these agencies' regulation "governing the garnishment of certain federal benefit payments that are directly deposited to accounts at financial institutions." The booklet applies to all national banks and federal savings associations. For more, read the full news release.