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Can My Social Security Check be Garnished for Student Loan Payments? – Sherry

By on April 16, 2010
Can My Social Security Check be Garnished for Student Loan Payments? – Sherry

“Dear Steve,

I am 70 years old and live on Social Security. I have a small student loan that is very difficult if even possible to make.

Can my Social Security Check be attached for the payments?

Sherry”

Dear Sherry,

If it is a government backed student loan then yes, your social security check can be garnished.

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2 Comments

  1. Laurainatlanta4

    April 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    What percentage of the social security can be garnished?

  2. Sherry

    April 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Thank you for answering my question. It gave me another area to research. Here is more information and I would appreciate a reply asap. The student loan is through Western States LearningCorporation. It is a private nonprofit organization. It helps different organizations including government agencies. SO, The big question again is, can my SS check be garnasheed? Thank you so much. Sherry

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