California Employment Law
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You cannot seek to get the Judgment vacated seven years after the fact. You have lost your opportunity to vacate the Judgment. So, you are responsible for the Judgment.
If you had a valid reason for missing the hearing, you should have filed Motion right away as soon as you became aware of the Default Judgment. Waiting seven years after the Default Judgment to try to vacate the Judgment is not going be looked very kindly by the Court.
Regrettably, the Clerk cannot do anything to help you. If you did not file your Motion to Vacate Judgment timely, you lose your opportunity to do so forever.
Your Social Security benefits are 100% exempt from garnishment. In any event, your Social Security benefits cannot be garnished to satisfy a Judgment against your business.
Only assets of the business can be garnished if your business is incorporated, that is as an LLC, Inc., etc. Otherwise, your business assets can be seized to satisfy the Judgment.