Can Social Security Be Garnished? It Depends.


Many seniors wonder — can Social Security be garnished?

Ideally, when we retire, we want a soothing life of relaxation and recreation. But it’s not always so easy. Some people get to this point and find they have a number of outstanding debts.

If you’re unable to pay, can part of your benefits be taken away? As reported here, it depends.

Traditional Social Security can be garnished. However, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cannot. It’s an important distinction to make, both for those who are on one or the other, or those who get both.

Are you concerned your benefits may be garnished? Bookmark our blog for tips on retirement and financial planning. You can also sign our petition to safeguard Social Security’s future.


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