Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 31. Protections and Limitations on Rights and Benefits

Assignment, Pledge, Or Encumbrance Of Right To Benefits Void -- Benefits Exempt From Levy, Execution, Attachment, Or Other Remedy For Collection Of Debt -- Exception

39-51-3105. Assignment, pledge, or encumbrance of right to benefits void -- benefits exempt from levy, execution, attachment, or other remedy for collection of debt -- exception. Any assignment, pledge, or encumbrance of any right to benefits that are or may become due or payable under this chapter is void, and the rights to benefits are exempt from levy, execution, attachment, or any other remedy provided for the collection of debt. Benefits received by an individual, as long as they are not mingled with other funds of the recipient, are exempt from any remedy for the collection of all debts except as provided in 39-51-2207, 39-51-2208, 39-51-3106, 39-51-3107, and 39-51-3206. Any waiver of an exemption provided for in this section is void.

History: En. Subd. (c), Sec. 15, Ch. 137, L. 1937; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 164, L. 1941; R.C.M. 1947, 87-143; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 234, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 171, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 60, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 61, L. 1999.