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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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Garnishments: Can I garnish social security or disability benefits?

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No. Garnishment law in Georgia provides that social security and disability payments cannot be subject to garnishment while the property is in the possession of the Social Security Administration. Additionally, social security or disability benefits cannot be garnished even when the funds are in the bank account of the judgment debtor. Additionally, if the funds are in a joint account owned by a judgment debtor those funds cannot be garnished either.

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