Do you have questions about your child support because you are receiving social security benefits?

Customers often wonder how their child support may be affected when they receive social security benefits. Here are a few things to know about social security and child support.

What if I have a child support obligation and then begin receiving Social Security Income (SSI)?

If you are obligated to pay child support and then begin receiving SSI, you may be eligible for a modification. Please contact our office to see how we can help you take the next step.

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I was told my child support didn't qualify for a modification, even though I am receiving Social Security.

It is important to know the type of Social Security benefits you are receiving - some benefits - such as retirement, disability insurance (SSDI) or survivor benefits are considered income and should be garnished for child support payments. In some cases, your children are also receiving payments from your social security benefits paid by the Social Security Administration. If this is the case, please contact our office so that we can help you with your next steps.

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What happens to my unpaid child support when I receive Social Security benefits?

Unpaid child support does not go away. It is likely that you need to continue to make child support payments until your unpaid child support is paid in full. Contact our office to discuss your options for a payment modification.

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