Effective July 1, 2021, the maximum amount of disposable earnings subject to garnishment will be based on the state minimum wage, which will be $9.50 per hour in Virginia because of the scheduled increase that begins May 1, 2021. The maximum amount subject to garnishment will be the lesser of: 1.) 25% of disposable income, or 2.) the amount by which disposable income exceeds 40 times the state minimum wage or the federal minim wage (whichever is greater).