Impact of child support?
Im on disability and getting SSDI and the other parent gets the dependency bennifit for my child do I get credit for that amount towards amout I pay for Child support
- JudithLv 72 months ago
You can petition the court to take the child's benefit into consideration and reduce the amount of child support you must pay out of your own benefit. The court will need proof of all income.
Be sure not to miss payments because that is one of the few things social security benefits can be garnished for - that and monies owed other federal agencies, student loans backed by the federal government, back child support and alimony payments.
I was a social security claims rep for 32 yrs.
- SimplytheFACTSLv 72 months ago
that is up to the court order
YES, OFTEN the court only orders the dependent benefit as child support, but sometimes they will order more.
for example, the dependent benefit is 500, court could still order 600...with you paying 100 extra
- 2 months ago
No, that is money to support the child. It does not serve as income (credit) for anyone. You remain responsible to support your child, even if the way you support them is from benefits you receive. The dependency benefit received on behalf of your child is rarely enough to pay the actual expenses to care for the child.