Homeless Senior

by Maria
(California)

My 85 year old mom has been living in a nursing facility for the past three months. She pays share of cost to the facility with her monthly Social Security check which only leaves her $35.00 per month.

We just found out she owes $12,000 back taxes to the IRS. If she cannot pay this amount, can the IRS garnish her Social Security check even if this is the only income she receives and gives to the nursing facility?

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