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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Garnishment of Benefits

(Posted June 18, 2012)

Question 882: Can a creditor garnish Railroad Retirement benefits?

Answer: Certain percentages of the annuity of an employee, spouse or survivor can be subject to legal process (i.e., garnishment) to enforce an obligation for child support or alimony payments.

Benefits cannot garnished for normal retail debts.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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