Brentwood, NY asked in Child Support and Social Security for New York

Q: I was told because I am disabled that I don't have to pay child support is this true

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas Carter O'Brien
Thomas Carter O'Brien
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA

A: Not necessarily, and I would recommend you speak with an attorney local to you. SSI funds may generally not be garnished to satisfy child support obligations, but Disability funds may not be afforded these protections. Both programs require proof of disability. Additionally, an individual under a child support order would be well advised to seek modification of the child support order should they become provably disabled. Simply stopping payments after an award of benefits is not advisable. The particulars of child support law vary from state to state, but disability / SSI is federal, and as such more consistent.

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