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Can Social Security Disability Benefits be Garnished?

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits may NOT be garnished by bill collectors.

However, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) may be garnished in for student loan repayments, and child support.

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Three Questions to Ask Before Claiming Social Security

1. Am I in good health?

If yes, consider deferring benefits.

2. Will my claim affect anyone else?

Higher-earning spouses often benefit by waiting until their full retirement age or later to sign up for Social Security.

3. How reliant will I be on Social Security income?

If you don't have much in savings, and are in good health, consider continuing to work.

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