Q: I don’t want to put my bd on child support, what benefits will I loose ?
He does for her regardless, is there anyway I can show them that ? She can get added to his medical insurance.. I just need child care I’ll even pay a co pay
A: If you are accepting Medicaid, child care subsidy, or any other public benefit (food assistance, AFDC, etc.), and you do not reside with the father, Child Support Enforcement is going to require him to pay support officially. You will have some input into how much is acceptable, but it will need to be justifiable under the state guidelines. There may be good reason to deviate downward if you can show what he is contributing directly. Best wishes as you navigate this system.
If parents and their children are residing and raising their children in the same household, they need to report this to public assistance. If public assistance shows that the family are all residing in the same public assistance household, then the child support agency generally has no duty to pursue child support from either parent for the other.
If the parents and their children aren't residing together and the State is paying to help support the children, such as through a child care subsidy, then the law requires the State to pursue a child support obligation from the parent outside of the household receiving State aid.
That being said, the child support agency is likely willing to work with these parents as the goal isn't to pursue parents that are voluntarily supporting their children to the best of their financial abilities. You may be able to reach an agreement for a child support amount or other stipulated agreement. The parties should contact the child support office to see what the options are.
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