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Are Social Security checks safe from debt collectors?

Can a debt collector go after your Social Security check? Yes -- and no

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.

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