I received back SSDI from 3 yrs ago and will continue to get it for my child till age 18. What about my back child support from 3 yrs ago? Do I still get it? And does it continue until my child is 18?
Why wouldn't you still get it, the absent parent still is responsible for part of the support for a child.
The people who can best answer your question is SSDI. Why not ask them?
I still receive back paid child support. Although, if the other party has family issues you may see a decline in payments due to the fact that the payee is allowed to make special arrangements to fit his/her own lifestyle. Good luck with that. I have had no luck. My payee is negligent, and often makes special payment plans that leave me with no money for months at a time!
Go back to court and have the child support taken directly from the parent's paycheck. Some states put the person in jail if they don't pay. The reason some people don't get the money is because they do not take the appropreate avenues to get it. If you have an order of child support, call the state attorney general and ask how to enforce it. Son't stop until you get it.
Your state may have a Support Enforcement Unit, normally a division of Family Services. If you do not receive welfare, you may not be aware of them. I used to work for the Welfare Office in our state so I knew about our Support Enforcement Unit. They do try to help people who are not receiving child support, though their main focus is on families who are on welfare. However, they (along with the Social Security office) can set up a repayment option.
If your ex owes back child support and files taxes, you should get that money. If your ex is old enough to file for Social Security, they can garnish that. My husband still pays $51/month on a child support order he owed from about 20 years or more ago. That money comes out of his Social Security check. Hubby didn't file to receive support from the "mother" when he got custody. The "child" in question is 28, married and has three children of his own. Keep pushing until you get what you need to raise your child! Put the local Child Support Enforcement Agency's phone number on speed dial, if that's what it takes. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Just like JustPlainJo, I get back child support and my son just turned 30. When he started receiving Social Security (not sure if it was "disability" or not) we had his Social Security garnished. He pays $200 a month still and will be paid up in 2012. He was over $30,000 behind in payments. Do not feel guilty about getting any garnishment. I did without so my son would have what he needed as he was growing up, clothing, shoes, etc. We shopped at consignment shops, thrift stores and garage sales. I figure that the $200 per month is just paying me back for stuff I should have been able to buy for myself.
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If I am making back child support payments will my social security disability back pay be affected?
James from Dallas, Texas
Why don't you contact the Social Security Administration by phone, they will be able to answer your questions. (10/19/2007)
If you stop making your child support payments, Social Security CAN BE garnished! (10/19/2007)
Your children should be getting their own SSDI until they are 18 or graduated! I'm really going to miss it when they go to college and still live with me! (10/19/2007)
Yes it will be affected. And if you were to stop they will take your checks from you. Your child will receive a check from your back pay and from your regular checks once they start. (10/19/2007)
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