Morganton, NC asked in Child Support for North Carolina

Q: Can NC Medicaid make boyfriend pay child support even though we live together?

My boyfriend and I live together and are thinking of having kids. I am on Medicaid and Medicare and have been told that they may try to make him pay for child support even with him living with me and would be helping out 50/50 with kids. Is this true or was I misinformed?

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Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Only a judge can order child support. It would be more a question of whether Medicaid would count your boyfriend's income in determining your eligibility for benefits. There are many different types of Medicaid with different program requirements, so you would need to speak with your social worker.

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