4-15-20 CARES Act Payments Can Not Be Seized by Debt Collectors. There have been some questions about whether the payments being made by the federal government, by check and direct deposit, can be seized by debt collectors. They can not be seized, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Click here for her press release.
National Conference of State Legislatures. For those looking for a good summary, and also detail, regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) recently passed by Congress and signed by the President, I recommend that prepared by the National Conference of State Legislatures. You can access the full bill, a bill summary, or click on one of the tabs to get information on a particular subject area. You can find it here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a helpful website for small businesses seeking guidance relative to the CARES Act. In particular, it has produced a Small Business Guide and Checklist that outlines what small businesses, independent contractors and gig economy workers need to do to access available funds.
The Financial Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives has released a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that can be found here.