Santa Barbara, CA asked in Social Security for California

Q: Are social security benefits protected from creditors?

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Peter Anthony Bohan
Peter Anthony Bohan
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: SSDI/SSI benefits are generally protected from creditors. There are some exceptions such as money owed to federal government (unpaid taxes) or child support owed.

Here is a link to another response addressing Social Security funds and protection they have from creditors if direct deposit into your bank account:

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