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Can Social Security disability be garnished for credit card debt?

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βˆ™ 2006-08-29 02:51:15

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No. All Social Security (SS, SSD, SSI) are protected by federal law from attachment for creditor debt.

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Social Security does not allow garnishment of disability benefits by creditors. Any credit card company, business, or individual who has won a judgment against you will never garnish your Social Security disability check.Social Security will allow garnishment of your Social Security disability benefits for current and past due child support or alimony. And the Internal Revenue Service is allowed to garnish Social Security disability and retirement benefits for delinquent taxes.Also, in addition to the IRS, other federal agencies may be allowed to garnish Social Security disability benefits.For instance, if an individual owes student loans that were federally guaranteed their Social Security disability benefit can be garnished.In theory, any money owed to the federal government can conceivably be garnished from Social Security retirement or disability checks.If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, however, no creditor can garnish your benefit, not even the Federal Government. Since SSI is a need based disability benefit, it cannot be garnished.

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No, they can not garnishee your Social Security payments.

Can a Social Security disability or a retirement pension check be garnished in MI for credit card debt?

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Can pension funds other than Social Security be garnished for credit card debt in the state of Florida?

If it's counted on your taxes it can be garnished.

What people are covered by Medicare?

Persons over 65 who have 40 quarters of credit for Social Security contributions, or receiving disability Social Security benefits.

Can Social Security benefits be garnished to pay a credit card debt?

No. All SS, SSD and SSI are exempt from creditor action.

How can I Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Social security disability insurance is never a source of income that individuals want to have. However, many individuals end up with a physical or mental illness that allows them to qualify for social security disability. There are several criteria that individuals must meet before they can be approved for disability payments. First, individuals must earn credit. Workers earn credits towards social security disability based upon their income. Each year a fixed rate of dollars earned to credits is set by the Social Security Administration. For example, one year a credit may be earned for every $1,000 in income. Another year may have an individual earning one credit for every $1,500 in income. Individuals must pay social security taxes on the income in order to earn credit towards social security disability. Second, individuals must have a qualified disability. A patient cannot simply decide to enroll in social security disability because they need money. They must have a qualified disability that meets specific criteria. Individuals must be unable to return to their previous type of work, unable to change to a new job due to their medical condition and have a disability that will last at least one year or result in death. Many individuals who attempt to claim social security disability have their first claim rejected. The Social Security Administration does not want to pay out claims for individuals who are not disabled. They take extreme security measures to ensure that individuals with a bona fide disability receive the payments that they deserve. There are some conditions which are automatically approved for disability. Other conditions may require a medical examination and review before individuals will have their claim approved. Anyone filing a social security disability claim should be aware that it can take months or years in order to receive disability payments. Social security disability provides payment for the necessary items that individuals need to live their day to day lives. There are a number of diseases and medical conditions that automatically qualify an individual for social security disability. However, individuals who do not have one of these conditions but believe they are disabled may still qualify. They simply need to contact their nearest Social Security Administration for assistance filing a claim.

Do social security disability income count towards ObamaCare?

Its so hard to get this question answered. Does Disability from Social Security count towards earned income or unearned income when trying to figure out how much credit we would get towards the Obamacare health plan

Can senior citizen's Social Security and pension benefits be garnished for non payment of credit card debt?

No. If a creditor other than the federal government tries to garnish your Social Security benefits, inform them that such an action violates Section 207 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 407).

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Where can I find North Carolina disability laws and credit card debt?

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Does paying estimated income tax count toward earning credits that will help qualify for disability?

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Is there 1000 credit on all social security cards?

No. I have no idea where you would have got this notion. Social Security cards are not credit cards and cannot be used as credit cards.

Can your credit history be transferred to a new social security?

Yes. Obtaining a new social security number is no guarantee that your credit history will not follow you.

Can a non-american obtain a US issued credit card?

No. Applying for a credit card you must be a United States citizen. They varify this among other things with your social security number. To have a social security number you must be a citizen. All credit card issuers request your social security number and if you don't give it they will not give you credit. No. Applying for a credit card you must be a United States citizen. They varify this among other things with your social security number. To have a social security number you must be a citizen. All credit card issuers request your social security number and if you don't give it they will not give you credit.

Can you have a credit bureau pulled without a social security card?

You would not need a social security card but you do need a social security number. All those who have credit have a legal right to have a free credit report one time annually from all credit bureaus. You can request them at other times if you are denied credit as well.

What can a credit card company do if they take you to court but you are disabled and still can't pay?

If you are getting disability or social security, credit card companies cannot garnish your wages. However, the judge can issue liens against your property.

Can i get a driver's license with a secondary credit number?

Your credit score is linked to your social security number, not your driver's license. You may only have one social security number.

Can a collection agency have you arrested and sue you for the debt if you are unemployed and on Social Security Disability?

You cannot be arrested for failing to pay a debt. The collection could sue you, but the judgment would be nearly impossible to enforce. Your disability benefits cannot be taken or garnished to enforce the judgment. The most they could do is put the judgment on your credit rating, put a lien on your property and perhaps have some of your nonexempt property taken and sold to pay toward the judgment.

If credit cards are suing you in court and they win Can your wages be garnished if you are on state disability?

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How can a Canadian get a US credit card?

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Can a creditor report you to a credit bureau without your social security number?

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