I recently just started getting garnished from unemployment they say I will paid me $23,000 but I was on unemployment

Expert's Assistant chat
Customer: I recently just started getting garnished from unemployment they say I will paid me $23,000 but I was on unemployment before covid hit and I missed the hearing and they overturned the ruling there for saying they overpaid me what can I do
JA: Just to clarify, are you currently receiving unemployment benefits? If not, where are you in the filing process?
Customer: No I've been off of unemployment benefits for almost 2 years now I just started working back and now they're garnishing my wages
JA: Where are you located? Unemployment laws vary by state.
Customer: Mississippi
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I missed it hearing on October something because I was incarcerated and when I got out it was too late to file a pill but I did anyway and the judge at the time said they sent out all the right notifications so therefore bullet in their favor which I don't see how they overturned the original ruling in my favor and I ran out of my credit unemployment how come they didn't realize that was over paying me then but they went back even further and pulled more credits I had and I continue to get on appointment as well as in covid Hit
Answered by Legal Eagle in 17 mins 2 months ago
imglogo
Legal Eagle
10+ years of experience
logo

165264 Satisfied customers

Expert in: Family Law, Legal, Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Business Law, Consumer Protection Law, Bankruptcy Law, Traffic Law, Personal Injury Law.

logoimgimgVerified lawyers, 10+ years of experience
Chat with a Lawyer in minutes, 24/7
imglogo

Verified lawyers, 10+ years of experience

Save time and money. Get specialized help.

imglogo
Legal Eagle
10+ years of experience
logo

165264 Satisfied customers

Jessica

Jessica

Consultant

31,131 Satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Lawyer's, Assistant
14 Lawyers are online right now.
img

Legal Eagle, Expert

Hello! Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I am an attorney ready to answer your questions with top-quality service. Just a few quick things before we get started:

  • I’m sorry to hear you are having these problems with your legal issue. I know that can be frustrating. However, we can get this resolved quickly;
  • I will respond as quickly as I can, but there may be an occasional delay. With that said...

Did they give you some chance to appeal at all?

img

Legal Eagle, Expert

So I haven't heard back from you in a while on this, which is no big deal!
Without the information I asked for, I can only give you a general answer.

So the hard part is that the garnishment is legal. You'll have to either file for bankruptcy or settle this debt.

Sometimes, just settling the debt for less than the full balance owed is the easiest thing to do. It doesn't always appear as if it's the easiest thing to do, but every single day, lawyers across the country are explaining to their clients that if they just work on settling their debts in a way that makes sense for them, and they are going to be in a better position in the long-term.
To facilitate your situation, there are a few things I’ve seen settling debts on behalf of my own clients:

  1. To settle this, try to look closely at what’s being owed and you’d be surprised at what you find defective. For example, the other party could have a typo, they could be adding an imaginary charge, or adding fees to which you didn’t agree.
  2. Ask whether if you pay now, what kind of discount you would expect. Chasing people down for money that may never be paid is often worth less than taking less money upfront. In my experience, creditors will usually settle balances between 50-65% of the total balance.
  3. There’s a chance you’ll need to call again, again, and again. Persistence is one key that I’ve used. Emails are good, but calls are better.
  4. You can consider hiring a debt relief attorney, but it’s usually cheaper to do it yourself.
  5. If you can get a settlement, they’ll usually send you a settlement offer form, but you can find a good template for debt settlement (click the link - https://www.etsy.com/listing/674739827/debt-settlement-agreement-template if they don’t.
Please let me know if this has answered your question fully. My goal is to ensure you’re satisfied with my service completely. Feel free to return here with additional questions or comments if you need more information, and thank you sincerely ***** ***** question and for using Just Answer as your source for legal information.


img

Legal Eagle, Expert

Hello! I just wanted to check in to see if you had any follow-up questions for me about this today.


img

Legal Eagle, Expert

So I haven't heard from you in a while, but that's ok!
Thank you for trusting JustAnswer with your question. PLEASE USE YOUR MEMBERSHIP! On top of lawyers, you have access to thousands of experts including:

You can always request me, too. Once you log back in, you can request me @LegalEagle
In the meantime:
  • You can save me as a favorite if you would like.
  • Tips of course are never required, but always appreciated.

Customer
Thank you for answering my question it didn't really help cuz my case is a little different if I didn't have troubles with just answer in the beginning I would have typed back more information but thank you for your help you have a good day
img

Legal Eagle, Expert

Oh no problem. You can always come back if you have new qeustions.

Ask a lawyer and get your legal questions answered.
See all Legal Questions
img
Related Legal Questions
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
img
logo 593 Verified lawyers, 10+ years of experience
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on Askalawyeroncall.com are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. Askalawyeroncall.com is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response as proposing specific action or addressing your specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances should be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on any information received from an Expert, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains. The responses above are from independent, freelance Experts, who are not employed by Askalawyeroncall.com . The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credentials of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.
Explore law categories
Powered by JustAnswer