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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Aug 3, 2011.

Question

I have a tax lien from 1992. Can the IRS now take my VA disability checks to pay the lien. I have no assets or any other income.

Answer

The IRS can virtually take anything you own.  It can take up to 15% of your government social security benefits, which suggests it is likely they can take a portion of your government VA benefits. 

The lien is over 20 years old and may have been abated.  I recommend you contact the IRS lien department to determine if your lien continues to exist.


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