Yes. See the below link:
If the debt relates to tax arrearage and/or child support then yes, SSD benefits can be garnished via a court order. SSD cannot be garnished for creditor debt.
Social Security benefits are exempt from judgment creditor garnishments. They are not exempt from child support garnishments. In some instances SS benefits can also be garnished for tax arrearages, spousal maintenance and personal injury judgments.
In NYS yes.
No. SS, SSD or SSI benefits are not subject to garnishment for creditor debt.
Social Security, yes; SSI, no
Social Security cannot be garnished by ordinary creditors. It can be garnished: - for unpaid child support or alimony. - for court-ordered victim restitution. - to collect unpaid federal taxes or other debts to the government.