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SAVVY SENIOR: Can your Social Security check be garnished?

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Courtesy of Hometown Content

Dear Savvy Senior,
I have some outstanding debts and would like to find out if my Social Security checks can be garnished. What can you tell me?
Old and Indebt

Dear Old,
Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on who you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can’t touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here’s what you should know.


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