I have chron's disease and can not pay child support

I have had chron's disease and can not hold down a job. I have been to several emergency rooms. I can not hold a job due to the flare ups. I am on medication but it is not controlling it.

I have my first visit today to see about disability. I have two children that I owe back child support on. I am afraid when I go to fill out the paperwork with disability, they will arrest me for non-payment. What can I do. I want to pay child support but am not even making enough to support my wife and child that are living with me. The doctor has also said that I can not work. what can I do. will I be arrested? How can I get help to pay the child support?

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by: Anonymous

I have Autoimmune Hepatitis and am in Stage IV of Cirrhosis of the Liver. My doctor also advise that I file for disability. I have done this and should be receiving an answer by December. I, too, owe 4 months of child support and I can not remember if this was asked on the application. However, it has not been an issue and I have not been questioned. If awarded, then I will look into how it works with receiving disability and not paying child support. I have researched this and it appears that once you have been awarded then you will no longer have to pay child support but this varies in each state. Go ahead and file for the disability...my advice.

it's not your children's problem
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry about your condition, but your children still need to eat. You are responsible for half of their needs. Apply for disability, and if/when it is awarded, please realize that they will most likely take some of that income to pay your children. It is better than having no income. Or going to jail. Keep fighting for the SSDI, at least when you get it, the courts will be satisfied that you are doing your best.

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