Category Archives: Garnishment of Benefits

DISABILITY BENEFITS ARE “EARNINGS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION ACT

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in U.S. v. Ashcraft, No. 12-2449 (8th Cir. 10/9/2013) that disability benefits are “earnings” within the meaning of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1673(a) (“CCPA”), and therefore are protected by that act. The CCPA protects a portion of earnings from garnishment. Generally, only the lesser […]

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