Q: Does the Suffolk County Dept. of Social Services have the right to take money from my SSI? Further discussion is needed
A: Under some circumstances, the answer is "yes" - but only with respect to child support, income taxes, criminal restitution, or Social Security overpayments. Give them a call and ask them about it - they'll at least be able to let you know to whom the debt is owed. There have been circumstances where I've been able to negotiate a release of the garnishment, based upon a debtor's financial hardship.
Consult with an attorney in your area regarding this matter.
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