Trying To Take Child Support Arrears From Workers Comp:
My husband has an arrears that he owes to the State of Connecticut for past child support in the amount of $17k. He finished paying his current support when the children reached the majority of age. He is still paying the amount the court ordered him to pay on the arrears. The issue is that now he was terminated from his employer due to a worker compensation claim.
He will start getting partial benefits from the worker's comp. administration, but he was informed that Child Support Enforcement will keep 70% of his weekly partial payments, so after the attorney's 20% - he will be left with 10% of the weekly benefits causing him extreme hardship.
Is this correct? we are aware that any settlements that he is entitled to now or near future a huge percentage can be garnished by SED, but we are talking about weekly benefits that he needs to survive on. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. We are barely making it on my salary, and this will really cause a family hardship and likely a foreclosure on our home.