§21A-10-2. Assignment of benefits invalid; exemption from process;
(a) An assignment, pledge or encumbrance of any benefit due or
payable under this chapter is invalid. Right to benefits is exempt
from levy, execution, attachment or other processes for the
collection of debt. Benefits received by an individual so long as
they are not mingled with other funds of the recipient, are exempt
from process for the collection of a debt. The waiver of any
exemption provided in this section is void.
(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section do not
(1) The assignment or collection of child support payments
under the provisions of section sixteen, article six of this
(2) A levy by the internal revenue service authorized by 26
U.S.C. §6331 subsection (h); or
(3) Collection of debts incurred for necessaries furnished to
an individual, the individual's spouse or dependents, during a
period of unemployment.