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From PaulMJDTuesday, February 21, 2012 10:25 AM EST
I am sorry for the wait and the fact your previous expert never got back to you. I must completely disagree with my above colleague in that this has nothing to do with it being "wonderful that you can budget" as you were told above. Under the laws, when you are ordered to pay child support
and you receive SSD or SSDI and are eligible for the child's/dependent benefits, then the amount of your dependent benefits is used by the court to decrease the amount of support you have to pay out of pocket as it is applied to your monthly support payment. In order to do this, you need to apply for your dependent's benefits and once they are awarded, you have to file a motion to modify support in the court where support was ordered and present the evidence of the SS dependent's benefits payments to the court and ask the court to credit you in the amount of the SS dependent benefit payment toward your total monthly support payment and they will make the adjustment.
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