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Can the IRS garnish Social Security income?

YES, the IRS CAN garnish your Social Security Retirement benefit! This is a relatively new program, though it was apparently authorized under legislation from several years ag

Can Social Security income be garnished?

  Answer   No, ordinary creditors can't garnish Social Security benefits. However, the IRS can. This is a relatively recent program. If your Social Security benefi

Can a private company garnish Social Security income?

  Answer   No.   Social Security income is considered a "protected class" and cannot be garnished.   Most garnishments would be a result of a court order and n

Can IRS or private creditors garnish Social Security Disability payments?

Social Security does not allow garnishment of disability benefitsby creditors. Any credit card company, business, or individual whohas won a judgment against you will never ga

What if your only income is social security disability and you have to turn in your car can they garnish your social security?

Answer Social security disability is protected from garnishment in judgments. The only unknown I have in answering this is if the debt is for a student loan, or IRS related a

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Can your Social Security payments be garnished?

No, all SS benefits are exempt from creditor garnishment. They are not exempt from garnishment by the IRS for tax arrearages and in some instances state tax arrearages. Gener

Is it legal for your social security disability to inform you that your income is being garnished by a school loan?

Yes, if your student loans were Federally Guaranteed, like Stafford, Plus, or Perkins, then the collection agency is permitted to garnish any wages or Social Security income.

Can Social Security disability be garnished?

Yes, but only the federal government can garnish your Social Security check, and only for limited purposes, such as payment of child support, alimony, delinquent taxes, and de

Can a veteran's hospital garnish Social Security income?

Unfortunately, yes. The Treasury Department (not the hospital itself) can garnish up to 15% of your monthly Social Security check to satisfy outstanding debt to the VA health

Can New York State tax authority garnish social security disability income?

The following rule applies to "regular" SSI benefits and may also apply to disability payments, but check with the Social Security Administration to be sure. If you have a t

How would the distribution of income change if Social Security were privatized?

Privatizing social security would mean that it is no longer a guaranteed system that Americans can depend on. Instead, it would be more like a pension program, and many pensio