An ordinary, non-government creditor cannot garnish your social security income (SSI), but the Federal Government may be able to for certain types of debts.
Category: Wage Garnishment
Social security benefits are protected from a wage garnishment by ordinary creditors, but government can garnish your wages for student loans or IRS back taxes.
You can stop an IRS wage garnishment served on your employer by filing for bankruptcy relief.
Any one of your creditors can garnish your wages in San Diego to repay a debt, by filing a lawsuit against you and utilizing the judgment collection process.