Thursday, February 16, 2012
National Consumer Law Center seeks signatures seeking withdrawal of rule on withholding 100% of SSI payments for back child support.
We are asking that as many groups representing low income, elderly, or disabled recipients of federal benefits sign on to the attached letter.
We are writing to Commissioner Astrue of Social Security, asking that the SSA withdraw its support of the Final Rule on Garnishment to ensure that Social Security recipients are left with some funds on which to survive, even when they owe back due child support. The attached letter explains how under current Treasury rules, 100% of recipients Social Security, SSI and VA funds will be seized for child support arrearages, unless the rule is changed.
The deadline for signatures is Tuesday, February 21, at close of business. Please send all agreements to sign on to me and Shirlron Williams of the National Consumer Law Center, at SWilliams@nclc.org.
We need the name of the organization and the city and state in which it is primarily located. Individual attorneys who represent these folks are welcome to sign on as well, just specify your capacity (e.g. Attorney representing elderly Social Security recipients, etc.
Please forward this to all relevant list serves and everyone who might be interested in signing on. We need as many signatures as possible.
Thanks very, very much.