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Please elaborate further on your question. ....do you mean in bankrutpcy can retirement pensions be garnished? Also please provide the state you reside.
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Several types of income are exempt from garnishment, including social security, aid to families with dependent children, general assistance, unemployment compensation, and workers' compensation benefits.
Federal law (15 USC 1671 et seq.) restricts garnishment of earnings (including payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program) to 25% of disposable earnings per week (or, thirty times the federal minimum wage, whichever is less). So if the creditors did receive a judgment this may apply. They can also garnish bank accounts regardless of where the funds come from.
Remember that they must first obtain a judgment and then execute on the judgment, merely owing the money does not allow them to just attach assets. Please let me know if this leads you to more questions.