Sanford, NC asked in Child Support and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: Child Support and FoodStamps/EBT

Girlfriend and I have been together and lived together for 5 years. Not married. We had a child two years ago. We agreed that after birth she would go back to work and I would stay home to care for our child (to save from day-care expenses.) If she were to apply for FoodStamps/EBT would the state come after me for Child Support?

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
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  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Possibly but so what? If you aren't working, your obligation would likely be $50 or so a month and that would go to your girlfriend that you live with so you'd essentially be getting the money back if they even bothered to do it that way. Theoretically, you could use the same $50 bucks she gets to make the next months payment and it'd be a wash after the first month. The only way it would matter to you is if you were not living with your girlfriend but then you wouldn't have a choice about it.

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