Social Security benefits may be garnished under few circumstances

by Staff | February 9th, 2011

February 8, 2011

A letter to asks if Social Security benefits can be garnished.

Social Security benefits cannot be garnished unless debt incurred is for child or spousal support arrangements or unpaid federal income taxes.

However, Social Security benefits may be garnished if they are put into a savings account or checking account and there is a judgment against you permitting  an entity to collect payment.

Do you think Social Security payments should be garnished for any reason? Why or why not?

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