Legal Tip of the Week

Did you know …

that most debt collectors are not allowed to garnish Social Security or VA benefits from your bank account? This applies if the debt collector is trying to collect a debt owed to a company or private person, but debt collectors generally can collect Social Security and VA benefits for debts that you owe to the government or for child or spousal support.

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