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Can a co-signers Social Security entitlements be garnished and made to pay a car in full after repossession?


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2015-07-14 16:08:20
2015-07-14 16:08:20

ssa-custhelp Section 207 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 407) protects Social Security benefits from assignment, levy, or garnishment. However, the law provides five exceptions: **child support and tax debt and other govt. debts.** The Social Security Administration's responsibility for protecting benefits against legal process and assignment usually ends when the beneficiary is paid. However, once paid, benefits continue to be protected under section 207 of the Act only as long as they are identifiable as Social Security benefits. This applies to money in a bank account where the only payments into the account are from direct deposit of Social Security benefits.

NOTE: Supplemental Security Income payments cannot be levied or garnished.

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No, all SS benefits are exempt from garnishment or attachment for creditor debt of any sort.

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If money is owed to the federal government or there are school loans, or child support arrears, Social Security Disability can be garnished. It cannot be garnished for other reasons.

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Social Security calculators vary from state to state, since the entitlements vary with local regulations unless your mother is a former federal employee. Your nearest socials security office will be able to advise, and they also provide calculator programs to work out your mother's entitlements.

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bs i had student loans being garnished from my disabilty ss


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