SSI receipint and Child Support

My wife and i r separated as of 1 Dec 2010. We have two children and were not married when the children were born. I currently receive SSI Disability and of course that is a ver limited amount of money. We were also evicted from out apartment 1 Dec 2010. I am staying with my parents and i am not sure who m wife is staying with, relative i suppose. She is currently not working and the children receive Medicaid, food stamps and she has requested financial assistance from her case manager. Can they set up a Child Support order on my SSI. The children has been with me as much or more than with there mother. Please assist with an information ou can provide. Sincerely,

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SSDI
by: Anonymous

If you are receiving SSDI due to you no longer being to work, then yes a child support order can be enforced.

Not True
by: Anonymous

No, the agency cannot levy your SSI benefit because it does not consider it Income.

SSDI
by: Anonymous

SSI and SSDI are two separate things... if it's SSI because u never worked or haven't worked enough then no they cannot require you to pay child support but SSDI, that's based off a work record, you will be required to pay a percentage of it to your child's mother..

Outrageous!
by: Anonymous

I have recently found myself in a very similar situation and when I heard that child support can take every penny of any lump sum handed down by the SSA and take a percentage of SSDI benefits, I was outraged!!!! Is it not enough that disabled mothers and fathers that pay CS have to deal with the emotional and mental hardship of becoming disabled?

Why does CS have to take away the money of disabled folks? I only get $377 a month in SSDI, if CS takes a large chunk, which they LOVE to do, I will be left with hardly anything to live on. I have often made the joke that if I were walking down the street and found a dime, there would be a CSEA worker right around the corner asking for a nickle of it, but in all actuality that seems to be more truthful than I once thought.

Especially seeing how they find it kosher to take money from disabled people! Yes, I owe the support and while I was working NEVER missed a payment and never had a problem paying it. I have a good relationship with my daughter's mother and have my daughter at my house every day so its not as if I am a deadbeat dad. I think that taking the money of disabled people is the lowest thing you can do!

There needs to be some very serious revisions done to the child support system in this country. Its a travesty that good fathers that have financial hardships are lumped into the same pool of deadbeat dads that have never seen or had anything to do with their child or have never paid one dime in support. Not all of us dads are criminals! Stop treating us that way!

EX WHO IS THREATENING DEADBEAT
by: Anonymous

My ex husband with whom I have two children is claiming that he is going to claim ssi so that he won't have to pay child support. He is a total looser. He is working right now and said he is going to quit his job and go on ssi so that he can be a deadbeat dad. My kids are tired of going there. I am glad to know that they will take the money out so that I can support my kids. He did not have an accident and there is no reason for him to get ssi except so that he can sit on his butt at home and threaten me that I won't get child support. I understand that you are not that way, but me ex is and I really don't care if they take all of his money to give to the kids.

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