Legal Question in Bankruptcy in Ohio

I am considering taking early retirement at 62. In order to do this, I will have to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to get rid of my debt. I currently own a home, however, I am "underwater" in equity. My question is: can my creditors go after my monthly Social Security income? This will be my only source of income. I have no 401K and a very minimal amount in savings ($3-4,000).

Asked on 1/17/10, 9:40 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

David Michael Benson Benson Law Firm

Generally speaking, most creditors cannot reach your SSI. However, a creditor may be able to garnish an account if you mix your SSI with something else.

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Answered on 1/22/10, 11:43 am


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