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All SS benefits are exempt from judgment creditors under federal law. They cannot be garnished nor can a bank account holding such funds be levied by a judgment order. A judgment creditor who knowingly attempts to seize exempted funds by means of a judgment order can be sued by the judgment debtor. Likewise any bank or financial institution that knowingly releases such protected funds can also be sued for damages incurred by the beneficiary and/or his or her family.
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