Thank you for asking for me.
Are you asking whether social security and VA benefits constitute income, and whether they are allowed to be considered when the court sets the level of child support? Yes, they are considered part of gross income and the monetary benefits you receive are considered in determining the level of child support.
Under Vermont law, gross income includes income from any source, including but not limited to, income from salaries, wages, commissions, royalties, bonuses, dividends, severance pay pensions, interest, trust income, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, workers' compensation benefits, unemployment insurance benefits,
disability insurance benefits, gifts, prizes, and spousal support
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