THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DISABILITY AND CHILD SUPPORT

The obligation to provide child support does not usually cease when a parent becomes disabled. However, it’s much harder to collect support and payments normally become sporadic. Below are some things to be aware of.

  • SSI disability payments are made to people who have a very low income. These payments cannot be garnished for child support.
  • SSDI  CAN be garnished to fulfill child support obligations.

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Disabled parents can seek a modification of child support. The court will evaluate the nature of the disability and determine support.  Always check with your state for laws in your area.

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