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Alimony, they can't garnish for, however, if delinquent child support is a part of the alimony, then social security can garnish your social security for the delinquent child support. SEE BELOW:
The Department of the Treasury can withhold Social Security benefits to collect overdue federal tax debts. It can use:
- A Notice of Levy to collect overdue federal taxes under section 6334(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; or
- The Federal Payment Levy Program to collect overdue federal taxes. This allows the Department of Treasury to withhold up to 15 percent of your monthly Social Security benefits until you repay the debt.
You cannot appeal the reduction of a Social Security benefit payment under tax levy to Social Security. Contact the Internal Revenue Service at 1-***-***-**** to discuss any appeal rights.
Delinquent non-tax debts
The Department of the Treasury can withhold Social Security benefits to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed to other federal agencies under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134). The Department of the Treasury controls this activity and will contact you if you owe a non-tax debt.
We have no control over this reduction of Social Security benefits, and there is no appeal available under the Social Security Act. If you have questions in this situation, contact Treasury staff at 1-***-***-****.
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