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Can a bank garnish workman's compensation benefits?

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It's not the bank that garnishes your check. It's the person or business you owe money to that does that. If your pay checks are being garnised for child support or anything else, then I do believe that they can garnish this too. The reason I think this is because unemployemnt checks can be garnised for child suport. This does not automatically happen though. The child support agency has to be notified that the payer is receiving unemployment. Then the child support agency intercepts the unemployment check and takes the amount owed. I know this because my daughter's father was receiving unemployment and I notified the child support agency. If I hadn't done that he would not have paid it. Hope this helps! * States establish income and property exemption laws, the majority of states consider WCI as disability and it is protected from judgment creditors. As noted previously WCI, unemployment and other disability and public benefits can be garnished for court ordered child support. It is important to keep all exempted funds separate from other income. Commingling funds in single or joint accounts can result in the account being "frozen" until the court decides which portion of the funds can be exempted from levy.

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