Is an Unemployment Compensation Payment Exempt?

By Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

Introduction

As of April 16, 2020, more than 22,000,000 people in the United States were reported to have filed for unemployment aid, "a staggering loss of jobs that has wiped out a decade of employment gains and pushed families to line up at food banks as they await government help."1 Assuming that such help is available, what is the status of those benefits? Are an individual . . .

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