Laws: Cases and Codes : U.S. Code : Title 42 : Section 407


U.S. Code as of: 01/05/99

Section 407. Assignment of benefits

    (a) In general
      The right of any person to any future payment under this
    subchapter shall not be transferable or assignable, at law or in
    equity, and none of the moneys paid or payable or rights existing
    under this subchapter shall be subject to execution, levy,
    attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, or to the
    operation of any bankruptcy or insolvency law.
    (b) Amendment of section
      No other provision of law, enacted before, on, or after April 20,
    1983, may be construed to limit, supersede, or otherwise modify the
    provisions of this section except to the extent that it does so by
    express reference to this section.
    (c) Withholding of taxes
      Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit
    withholding taxes from any benefit under this subchapter, if such
    withholding is done pursuant to a request made in accordance with
    section 3402(p)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the
    person entitled to such benefit or such person's representative