NACA in the News: $1400 stimulus checks could be garnished. Some lawmakers are pushing to change that.

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March 19, 2021
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CNBC, $1400 stimulus checks could be garnished. Some lawmakers are pushing to change that.

"But the $1,400 stimulus checks can be garnished for unpaid private debts, such as medical bills or credit card debts, provided they are subject to a court order, according to Christine Hines, legislative director at the National Association of Consumer Advocates...If banks have a court order seeking funds, they generally have to comply, Hines said, though they can take steps to mitigate overdraft or other fees that account holders pay."