The SCDOR accepts all debts owed to claimant agencies except when the debtor is proven to be in bankruptcy or deceased. Deceased debtors will only be collected upon for a year from the date SCDOR is notified of the death.
The SCDOR does not impose an age limit on debt received from claimant agencies. However, claimant agencies are required to follow any state or federal regulations imposed on their agency's collection practices. For example, if federal regulations state that housing authorities cannot actively collect on debts older than 12 years, then housing authorities cannot submit debts over 12 years old to the SCDOR for Setoff Debt or GEAR participation.
A claimant agency can collect on debt that was established when the debtor was a minor as long as the claimant agency certifies it has given the now adult debtor the due process right to challenge the debt.