Can a Collection Agency garnish a Social Security Disability Check? 11 Answers as of February 11, 2014

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Meister & McCracken Law Firm, PLLC | Joanne M. McCracken
As a general rule, no. But if that income is commingled with other income, the answer may be yes.
Answer Applies to: Arkansas
Replied: 2/11/2014
Kirby G. Moss PC | Kirby G. Moss
They cannot garnish directly a Social Security check, however, if it's in your bank account, they can garnish the bank account.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
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Portland Bankruptcy Law Group
Portland Bankruptcy Law Group | Christopher J. Kane
No, a collection agency cannot garnish a Social Security check. Social Security funds are 100% exempt under state and federal law. The only creditor who can garnish Social Security is the Internal Revenue Service.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 2/11/2014
Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C.
Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C. | Stuart M. Nachbar
No, Social Security is not garnishable.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 2/11/2014
SmithMarco, P.C.
SmithMarco, P.C. | Larry P. Smith
No. Nobody can. Nor can they threaten to.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/11/2014
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