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Social Security and Back Child Support

How can Social Security deduct child support from your check when the child is 34 years old? Isn't there a limit of time even if you owe some back child support?


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January 9, 20151 found this helpful
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My guess is that happens when you are extremely far behind on your support payments. It doesn't matter how old the child is he/she is still entitled to the support.

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December 3, 20180 found this helpful

In 1999 My father owed my mother close to 50,000 in back child support from a 1976 court order. This support order was for 4 children, of course my youngest brother was in his 30"s but my mother stayed on it. One day she received a letter stating that she would now receive close to $300 a month because my dad was now getting a check from social security disability, they were taking the money directly out of his check each month and depositing it into her account.

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May 3, 20160 found this helpful
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Depends on the state where you live and the location where the order for support was filed. Some states have NO statue of limitation on collection.

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January 11, 20150 found this helpful

You can contact Social Security for an answer about any possible time limits. However, if there is child support unpaid and still due, it will be very difficult to stop long due child support deductions.


If child support was not paid when due, someone else had to work more for money to raise the child or children.

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January 11, 20150 found this helpful

You will have to visit your SS office to receive an answer to your question. You should be able to find out how much back support you owe as well as an approximate date it will be completely paid.
Don't forget - interest was probably added to the amount of back support you owed.

Sometimes you can get relief if you can show that your son does not need the support and that it places a hardship on your living circumstances. This "relief" does not occur very often.

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