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Are Social Security checks safe from debt collectors?

Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

Allan has fallen behind on some loan payments. He's wondering: Can debt collectors go after his Social Security checks?

It's a scary thought. Many seniors on fixed incomes rely on Social Security to get them through the month. It's unnerving to think that debt collectors could get their clutches on this cash.

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So can they?

The answer is yes -- and no.

Check out today's Ask Laz video for more.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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