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Can social security your only be garnished

Greenfield, IN |
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Social Security benefits are exempt from garnishment except for a very few debts: child support and moneys owed the federal government, mostly.

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See enclosed Link. No garnishment EXCEPT for IRS back taxes and child support obligations.

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