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Asked on: 9/29/13, 1:07 pm

Can a savings account holding SSI benefit payments have a lien by the state put on it for past due child support payments?

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Answered on: 9/29/13, 1:52 pm by Jonathan Shimberg

Yes. While SS benefits are normally exempt, child support trumps the exemption. They can seize your account for past due child support.


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