Can a pension be garnished for non-payment of credit card debts?
Can Motorola pensions be garnished for non-payment of credit card debts?
Most pensions, like other forms of retirement income, are exempt from garnishment or attachment to repay court judgments. In many cases involving retirees, the only major drawback to doing so would be the negative impact this unpaid debt would have on your credit rating. If the lender sues and obtains a judgment against you, it could attempt to force the sale of various items of personal property to pay the outstanding debt, though this procedure is very seldom used except in those cases in which the debtor owns high-value luxury items.
To learn more about garnishments, see Wage Garnishment. To learn more about your state’s laws regarding the enforcement of judgments, I encourage you to visit the Bills.com State Consumer Protection Laws and Exemptions page.
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Dealing with debt
If you are struggling with debt, you are not alone. According to the NY Federal Reserve total household debt as of Quarter Q2 2023 was $17.06 trillion. Student loan debt was $1.569 trillion and credit card debt was $1.031 trillion.
According to data gathered by Urban.org from a sample of credit reports, about 26% of people in the US have some kind of debt in collections. The median debt in collections is $1,739. Student loans and auto loans are common types of debt. Of people holding student debt, approximately 10% had student loans in collections. The national Auto/Retail debt delinquency rate was 4%.
Each state has its rate of delinquency and share of debts in collections. For example, in West Virginia credit card delinquency rate was 5%, and the median credit card debt was $410.
While many households can comfortably pay off their debt, it is clear that many people are struggling with debt. Make sure that you analyze your situation and find the best debt payoff solutions to match your situation.