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SSI and Child Support --No Garnishment in some cases
Tue, 02/10/2009 22:02
Maybe everyone else knows this, but I didn't. I always thought that the Government could garnish disability for child support, but I found out different yesterday.
My daughter-in-law and I went to the Child Enforcement Agency yesterday to see why they had not garnished her exs' disability that he just received-along with alot of back pay. He is about $10,000, or more behind.
We were told she was out of luck on any type of garnishment, assignment, etc. It seems if you draw SSI(which is different than SS), it cannot be garnished. The reason being, that this person didn't work for some time, have enough work credits, etc, so since they dont' make much monthly with their SSI check, they cannot be touched. The SSDI can be garnished.
This jerk quit work years back to evade the child support and found a doctor and told him he was ADHD and Bi-Polar, anyway he got it and is due abot 9,000 more on back pay.
I thought they were wrong, so I went straight to an attorneys office and he confirmed it.
Just thought I would pass this along for those of us that didn't know..karen