A common question asked is whether a creditor could garnish unemployment income. The question is maybe. An unsecured or secured creditor must first obtain a judgment and then initiate garnishment; however, unemployment income is exempt from garnishment. An exception applies if the creditor is the State or Federal Government. The State or Federal Government will garnish a percentage of the monthly unemployment income, so the debtor will still have sufficient income to survive.
If you will or have filed for unemployment, please contact our office today for a free consultation. 949.591.8755