Re: Child Support and Disability
I worked for Child support offices and the way it was handled there, was that if the check your son receives is SSI or TANF, they would want to go after Child support from the other parent to pay back the monies paid out for your son's upkeep. That is, if it is some assistance program funds. If the check is based on the custodial parent's work record, it would have nothing to do with the amount the non-custodial parent is responsible for. If it is SSDI, it would have no bearing on the other parent's responsibility other than it would be figured into the amount needed for your son's upkeep and may be considered in the amount the other parent would have to pay. I would call my local child support office and inquire. For one thing, the office can locate the other parent if that is an issue and can take them to court if necessary so you do not have to pay an attorney. All states may operate differently in their enforcement of child support, I would inquire and see if they can help answer all your questions.
Another thing, is that if the child is drawing off your SSDI record, he would be able to draw until he reaches the age of 18 in the event of your death. I thought that needed to be clarified.
Last edited by goldyfm; 08-20-2008 at 08:38 AM.
Reason: additional thought