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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana Supreme Court will not block creditors from seizing part or all of the stimulus payments from the latest COVID relief bill.

On Monday morning, the court unanimously rejected a request from several groups, including the Indiana Institute for Working Families.

The justices did not explain their decision.

The groups had asked the court to prevent creditors from taking portions of the payments under “The American Rescue Act of 2021”.

Stimulus payments of $1,400 or more began hitting bank accounts last week.

The previous two rounds of stimulus payments had barred private debt collectors from seizing the payments to cover such things as unpaid credit cards or medical bills.

The latest stimulus bill did not provide that protection, although some lawmakers are working to fix that.