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The maximum federal garnishment is 25% the maximum NY state garnishment is 10% (this does not apply to child support or spousal maintenance). Therefore the state garnishment would be the lowest, but if the student loan(s) are federally subsidized the law may allow for the higher federal garnishment to be used depending upon the person's financial status. Such issues as being disabled, head of household, and so forth would be a factor in the percentage of garnishment allowed.

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Q: Would a state or federal garnishment be less as applied to a student loan in New York state?
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