CARES Act Payments are Public Assistance and Exempt From Seizure by Creditors and Debt Collectors Under Massachusetts Law

By: Timothy P. Manning On April 13, 2020, the Massachusetts Attorney General issued guidance concerning payments received by Massachusetts residents pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and the exemption of such payments from garnishment or attachment by creditors or debt collectors. The CARES Act provides cash assistance to …

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