How to modify a support order?

I was in jail and notified the state that I was not working. I finally received a hearing for modification 5 years later and they refused to allow credit from when I notified them of my change in employment. Do I have grounds for appeal? Is it true as the attorney for the support office stated - that credit is not allowed because I was in jail? What about my notification that was sent to them 5 years ago? Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.

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Modification
by: Child Support America Team Member

Hello,

Did you attend that hearing, and do you have child support arrears as a result from 5 years ago?

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NO CREDIT GIVEN WHEN INCARCERATED
by: Anonymous

Yes, I do have child support arrears in excess of $30,000 because of my incarceration.

Modification
by: Anonymous

And yes, I did attend the hearing and they stated that credit would not be granted.

Jail is not a reason
by: Anonymous

In most states, you will not get credit while in jail. Jail is considered willful loss of employment (and really, it is) so no credit applies.

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