Stop Social Security Garnishment on Student Loan Debt

EllisonGarnishMany may not know this, but if you don’t pay your student loan debt, the federal government can – and will – garnish your Social Security benefits.

Thankfully, Rep. Keith Ellison and his Congressional Progressive Caucus are speaking out today to oppose this practice. 130,000 Social Security recipients are getting reduced benefits because they still owe on their own, or their children’s, student loans, according to the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

We need to take action on this growing crisis, as more than three million Americans ages 50 to 64 are in default on their student loans and at risk for Social Security garnishment.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with 300,000 petition signatories, will formally ask the Department of Education today to use its authority to end the practice.