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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”

The Answer

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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  • Laurainatlanta4

    What percentage of the social security can be garnished?

  • http://Website Sherry

    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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