2021 Tennessee Code
Title 50 - Employer and Employee
Chapter 6 - Workers' Compensation Law
Part 2 - Claims and Payment of Compensation
§ 50-6-223. Exemption and Nonassignability of Compensation Claims — Exceptions to Nonassignability

Universal Citation: TN Code § 50-6-223 (2021)
  1. No claim for compensation under this chapter shall be assignable, and all compensation and claims for compensation shall be exempt from claims of creditors.

  2. Notwithstanding subsection (a), compensation made by periodic payments shall be subject to income assignment for payment of support as provided by title 36, chapter 5, part 5 and § 50-2-105.

  3. Notwithstanding subsection (a), the department of human services shall have a lien on any lump-sum settlements for the collection of current or overdue support as defined by § 36-5-113, and may enforce the lien as provided by title 36, chapter 5, part 9.
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