In most cases, Federal benefit payments are protected from levy or garnishment. If you have a funds in your account that were direct deposited and qualify for this protection, a ‘‘protected amount’’ of funds will remain available to you and will not be frozen or removed from your account in response to the levy.

If your account contains additional money that may not be protected from a levy or garnishment, as required by law, we may have to turn these funds over to your creditor as directed by the garnishment order.