Morrow, GA asked in Child Support and Social Security for Georgia

Q: If im on medicaid and ssi and i give my child his fathers last name will they go after him for child support?

I dont want to put my childs father on child support because we plan on taking care of our child in the same household but i dont want to be jammed on assistance for my son if we need it.

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Anthony Bullock
F. Anthony Bullock
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Social Security will not compel the other parent to pay child support. Child support is effectuated by judicial court order only. Social Security does not have standing with the court to request a child support but order against the other parent. The other parent's contribution to the household should have already been factored into your financial eligibility assessment.

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