Laws Allowing the Garnishment of Social Security Benefits
Your social security benefits are protected except for the following:
- Enforcing child support and alimony obligations.
- Civil penalties under the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act
- Notice of Levy to collect overdue federal taxes
- Federal Payment Levy Program to collect 15% of each monthly payment until debt is paid
- The IRS for tax liability
You must pay these debts and your SS check can be garnished to fulfill these obligations.