Can credit card companies garnish pension or social security checks?

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Summary: No, they can't take your check.

Unless they sue you and get a judgement they can't garnish anything. Neither a private pension nor Social Security would be attachable in the case of a creditor such as a bank or credit card issuer having a judgement. However, if the bank account it's deposited into has other funds it is possible that funds in that bank account that are not the proceeds of a pension or social security payment could be
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