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AG Ford Wants To Protect Relief Payments From Bill Collectors

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford is calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to protect Americans’ relief payments from bill collectors.

Congress passed the CARES Act three weeks ago to provide financial help to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

But, unlike other government programs, the CARES Act does not explicitly say the payments are exempt from garnishment by creditors.

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In a letter to the Treasury Secretary, Ford and 24 other state attorneys general asked the agency to protect CARES Act funds like other government relief programs are protected.