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Can your social security be garnished for a car loan or house loan?

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2005-09-25 13:39:37
2005-09-25 13:39:37

All SS benefits are exempt from creditor actions. However a vehicle and a house are considered secured debt and can be subjected to seizure and possible sale by the lender.

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bs i had student loans being garnished from my disabilty ss

No, Section 207 of the Social Security Act prohibits regular creditors from garnishing or levy an individual's Social Security. The only way your Social Security can be garnished is if you owe money to the IRS, if you owe federal student loans, or if you owe child support or alimony payments.

Yes, someone on the social security can be able to cosign for a loan. The person cosigning the loan however has to have good credit regardless of his availability on the social security benefit.

If it's federal they can get your social security without even taking you to court. They would have to take you to court for a retirement account. If it's private they would have to get a judgment.

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No, a representative pay will not be able to get a loan for a child's social security disability check.

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Can a student Loan garnish money, From your social security disability check when it is under $750.00

A Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID Number are generally required in order to obtain a mortgage loan.

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Yes, being on Social Security or Disability may allow a person to secure a loan. For example the payday loans services offers loans to individuals living on Social Security.

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