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How much can be taken out of my social security check to satisfy

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How much can be taken out of my social security check to satisfy arrears for child support and spousal support. I have heard they will take anything over $750.00 of my proposed $876.00 check or from 50% to 65%. This is for the State of California.

Thank you,Drew
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") - can't be garnished, even to collect child support. SSI is considered a supplement to income based on need.

Social Security benefits, the old-age and disability benefits, are considered a substitute for income and can be garnished up to 50%.
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