SSI and child support
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Sarah

Oneida, TN

#1 Mar 16, 2011
If a person dos't work and draws SSI are they exemp from paying child support or does the law just go after working people. If you don't have a job do they expect you to pay child support if so what is the least you can get by paying. If you go to jail for flagrant non support is the time servered payment for the back payment owed?
Tony Warman Jr

Pine Knot, KY

#2 Mar 16, 2011
Hey Sarah, Answer to your first question: Even if you do not work and draws SSI, you are by state law too pay Child Support. If you get ro become behind on your child support, The law are enforced by the DEPT of Child Spport Services. Answer to second part of your question: Even if you don't work or have been on a lay off from your job, you still have to pay child support. You may go to your CHILD ENFORCEMENT OFFICE and advise them that you are not working or whatever it may be, and they will normally work with you on your child support payments. You can always appeal your case before the board if you feel the need to do so. Your answer to your third question: Even if your arrested, and do time for non flagrant child support you still have to repay what you owe. Sometimes they will at this point, they'll make some type of agreement with you. I hop this will help you on your case.
Know someone that pays

Middlesboro, KY

#3 Mar 16, 2011
Sarah wrote:
If a person dos't work and draws SSI are they exemp from paying child support or does the law just go after working people. If you don't have a job do they expect you to pay child support if so what is the least you can get by paying. If you go to jail for flagrant non support is the time servered payment for the back payment owed?
No they still have to pay if they get and order from the child support office/court. But if you were working and having to pay a larger amount you need to request to pay a smaller amount because your income is less. If you go to jail you will lose your SSI if it is for a while. They will request a certain amount to pay on current child support and an amount to pay on back child support when you get the request to pay child support.
Howdy

Oneida, TN

#4 Mar 16, 2011
If you go to jail for flagrant support u will have to pay 25% of what is owed to get out, then they will make arrangements, u will have to pay your monthly obligation plus so much toward your back pay! I wouldnt worry to much about it! My ex owes me eleven years worth of back support! They have put him in jail over it once ! I got the money it cost him to get out! N ain't seen another dime since! N nothin else has been said either! They go in and give them some,( oh I ain't Workin) sob story n they get by with it, knowing in there own minds that their working under the table making good money!
Howdy

Oneida, TN

#5 Mar 16, 2011
Does your kids not draw a check from your ssi? I believe that people who draw their kids draw from that! I don't think u have to pay child support if u draw ssi! I may be wrong?!!
Who Dat

Wartburg, TN

#6 Mar 16, 2011
Howdy wrote:
Does your kids not draw a check from your ssi? I believe that people who draw their kids draw from that! I don't think u have to pay child support if u draw ssi! I may be wrong?!!
Only minor children of those that receive full ss disabilty are entitled to a monthly check of up to 50% of what the disabled parent draws monthly, based on past earnings.
I know

London, KY

#7 Mar 20, 2011
the minimum monthly payment from someone who draws is sixty dollars a month.
all alone

United States

#8 Apr 11, 2011
I pay child support on my kids in mccreary co and i draw ssi and they said they can only charge me 10 dollars per child each month. Hope this helps
meee

Robbins, TN

#9 Apr 11, 2011
an SSI recipient will be asked to pay that minimum percentage if the other spouse and or their household have a greater income than would be allowed for a dependant of an SSI recipient, it is the same with spouses if one is diabled and elligible for SSI and the income for the other is higher than guidelines no SSI will granted as long as they live together and they must be at least legally separated.
DBW

Oneida, TN

#10 Apr 12, 2011
It is a lot cheaper and easier to pay child support than to raise your kids. I could pay $200 a week child support for one kid and save money. I work and we don't draw nothing! I have been raising my step daughter 14 years. Her deadbeat dad pays $150 a month sometimes. I'm sure he cries about it too.
People should have to take care of their kids! Minimum payments to keep yourself out of JAIL sure won't do it.
If you have to take care of your kids, or someone elses you do what it takes. If you don't you try to get by with the least you can. People should take care of their own kids.
I agree

Wartburg, TN

#11 Apr 12, 2011
Hell yeah! I agree completely ! My ex has been in trouble one time in eleven years! N owes me over $20,000! I think something more should be done! They tell the kids oh dad has to work n pay child support! WHAT CHILD SUPPORT! I never see nothing! I've never used a child support card the whole time! Cause there has never been nothing on it! What do u do?
fffffuuuuuuuu

Athens, TN

#12 Jul 17, 2011
NO, SSI can NOT be taken for child support.

SSDI (Social Security DIsability Insurance) can be partially taken for child support but SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is a means tested benefit for people who have not paid in enough to get regular SSDI and by federal law can NOT be taken for child support.

A person on SSI has in-equivocally proven that they are 100% disabled and destitute and are 100% permanently unable to support their children.

My Wife was being sued by her ex-husband for child support, she was unable to work and filed for disability. When her SSI came through they immediately closed the case and even removed the back owed support from her credit rating.
No way Jose

Oneida, TN

#13 Jul 17, 2011
Howdy wrote:
Does your kids not draw a check from your ssi? I believe that people who draw their kids draw from that! I don't think u have to pay child support if u draw ssi! I may be wrong?!!
Only the minor children of those truly disabled and on full social security are entitled to up to 50% of what the affected parent receives. Nothing, for those that receive SSI.
meee

Whitley City, KY

#14 Jul 17, 2011
I agree wrote:
Hell yeah! I agree completely ! My ex has been in trouble one time in eleven years! N owes me over $20,000! I think something more should be done! They tell the kids oh dad has to work n pay child support! WHAT CHILD SUPPORT! I never see nothing! I've never used a child support card the whole time! Cause there has never been nothing on it! What do u do?
don't forget to tell your children that is their money , you will most likely never see it, but when your child turns 18 or maybe 19, the child can then sue the father or mother for unpaid support and at least get a judgement , they may never get anything either but guess what the one not paying child support won't get to have anything either or as soon as there is paid in full house, car or even money in the bank that child has a judgement against it and can take, my my paybacks are hello , good isn't it. of course on ssi you can't have anything anyway, check out the criteria.
ssi

Whitley City, KY

#15 Jul 18, 2011
fffffuuuuuuuu wrote:
NO, SSI can NOT be taken for child support.
SSDI (Social Security DIsability Insurance) can be partially taken for child support but SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is a means tested benefit for people who have not paid in enough to get regular SSDI and by federal law can NOT be taken for child support.
A person on SSI has in-equivocally proven that they are 100% disabled and destitute and are 100% permanently unable to support their children.
My Wife was being sued by her ex-husband for child support, she was unable to work and filed for disability. When her SSI came through they immediately closed the case and even removed the back owed support from her credit rating.
she is lucky, b/c everyone i know that draws ssi ck, pays min of 60.00 a month includin myself for cs!
ssi

Whitley City, KY

#16 Jul 18, 2011
No way Jose wrote:
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Only the minor children of those truly disabled and on full social security are entitled to up to 50% of what the affected parent receives. Nothing, for those that receive SSI.
60.00 a month for people drawin ssi...
fffffuuuuuuuu

Athens, TN

#17 Jul 18, 2011
Garnishing SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is against Federal law.
Any State which does such a thing is doing it illegally.

Tennessee doesn't even bother to fight it, I have no idea what is going on in Kentucky.

Remember though, SSDI CAN be garnished, perhaps THAT is where the $60 a month minimum is coming into play?
fffffuuuuuuuu

Athens, TN

#18 Jul 18, 2011
One also has to remember that an absent parent on SSI would have been considered disabled even if they were still in the home and there would have been zero SSI coming to them due to Social Security deeming part of the spouses income to them.

This means that the disabled parent with nothing but SSI would actually just have been another person for the other parent to support. They could never have contributed financially to the household to start with.
Mother

Whitley City, KY

#19 Jul 18, 2011
What is so bad is that my ex hasn't paid in over 2 years, he has went to jail one time over non payment. He got out WITHOUT paying one cent (suppose to pay at least 25% but nothing)I guess it was a get out of jail free card! hasn't filed his income taxes that I'm aware of and still hasn't paid his monthly child support payment since his release. I did have his wages garnished when he was working,but he got tired of that so he is working under the table now making great money.Evidently there's nothing I can do about this,I don't get a child support card its put directly into my checking account when he PAID it. He hasn't seen his kids in almost two years,and has turned his children completely against him all because he has chosen drugs and ho's over his children.
meee

Whitley City, KY

#20 Jul 18, 2011
fffffuuuuuuuu wrote:
One also has to remember that an absent parent on SSI would have been considered disabled even if they were still in the home and there would have been zero SSI coming to them due to Social Security deeming part of the spouses income to them.
This means that the disabled parent with nothing but SSI would actually just have been another person for the other parent to support. They could never have contributed financially to the household to start with.
one should remember that with ssi eligibility come eligibility for medicaid, food stamps and many other things that if the other spouses income is not to high , this persons children can receive,
is it any wonder everyone wants ssi, if you are not eligible to draw ssi, which would mean you have alittle to much land or to new of a car, or have worked to long, you get ss diability and wait two years to be eligible for medicare at a cost of 110 dollars a month to you and then drug coverage at about 50 dollars, of course if you are really sick and require much medicine then you quickly go into the medicare gap, which means you must spend a percentage out of pocket before any more medicine will be paid for by medicare,

gee whiz remember you gonna get to draw 1000 dollars a month if your lucky, but if your on ssi you will draw about six hundred dollars a month and get all this schiet free, why would anyone in their right mind work and why did so many poor people work so hard all their lives to end up with nothingZZZZZ?

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