SEC. 71-5-539. No assignment of benefits; exemptions.
Any assignment, pledge or incumbrance of any right to benefits which are or may become due or payable under this chapter shall be void. Such rights to benefits shall be exempt from levy, execution, attachment or any other remedy whatsoever provided for the collection of debt; and benefits received by any individual, so long as they are not mingled with other funds of the recipient, shall be exempt from any remedy whatsoever for the collection of all debts except debts incurred for necessities furnished to such individual or his spouse or dependents during the time when such individual was unemployed. Any waiver of any exemption provided in this section shall be void. This section does not apply to the deduction from benefits provided by section 71-5-516.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 7436; Laws, 1936, ch. 176; 1938, ch. 147; 1982, ch. 480, Sec. 5, eff from and after October 1, 1982.