Cases

New York City, NY: Navy servicemember seeks pro bono help after his social security number was mistakenly attached to a child support case and his wages were garnished

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Location: New York City
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (New York)
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
    3129885728
  • Case Number: 22867

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a collections matter related to child support. The sailor’s social security number was mistakenly attached to a child support case in New York. The sailor has never been to New York and does not have any children in the state. He contacted New York City Child Support Enforcement, which determined that he was not the correct respondent in the case, but his wages have been garnished since this determination and his 2020 tax return was applied to the child support case. His bank has also put a hold on his bank account due to the child support case. He seeks pro bono assistance to pursue the proper remedy. (#22867)