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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?


Dear Sherry,

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

Please update me on your progress by posting updates here in the comments section of your question. I’m very interested in how this works out for you.

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  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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