In Can Social Security be Garnished? Elaine discusses
the distressing practice of garnishing older Americans’ Social Security checks to pay off student debt.
The amount of student debt among consumers over 60
has quadrupled since 2005. Notably, these debtors aren’t struggling with the cost of their own educations: most of the loans in question were taken out to
finance their children’s education, either directly or co-signed with the student as the primary borrower.