Asked in Child Support, Social Security and Family Law for Florida

Q: How long does take to receive a payment from child support when Social security takes a lump sum payment for child supp

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A: In Florida, the time it takes to receive a child support payment after Social Security has taken a lump sum for child support can vary. This process often depends on several factors, including the efficiency of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the state child support enforcement agency. Typically, after the SSA processes the lump sum deduction, it transfers the funds to the state agency responsible for child support enforcement. The state agency then disburses the funds to the custodial parent.

This process can take several weeks to a few months. Delays can occur due to administrative processing times or specific issues with the case. It's advisable to stay in regular contact with both the SSA and the state child support enforcement agency for updates on the specific timeline in your case. If there are significant delays or issues, you might consider consulting with a legal professional for guidance.

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