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2011 Federal and State Laws Protect Public Benefits from Garnishment

I’ll be writing a longer blog post on Garnishment soon, but in the meantime:

… New 2011 federal regulations, which went into effect on May 1, 2011, protect:
  • Social Security and SSI
  • Veterans benefits
  • Federal Railroad retirement benefits and Railroad unemployment and sickness benefits
  • Federal Civil Service Retirement System benefits and Federal Employee Retirement System benefits
A new 2011 Oregon law, Senate Bill 926, which went into effect on August 5, 2011, revises Oregon procedures to be consistent with the federal procedures, and protects:
  • Public assistance payments from the state of Oregon or an Oregon state agency
  • Unemployment Compensation from the state of Oregon or an Oregon state agency
  • Payments from a public or private retirement plan
  • Workers Compensation
  • Black Lung benefits… (Link to website for full news release.)
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