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ok if the social security disiblity ssdi and the va benifits

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ok if the social security disiblity ssdi and the va benifits add up to about 4, 000 what would the child support payment be
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 years ago.
How much do you earn a month?

Are you the primary custodial parent?

How may children are involved?

Doug
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

my husband has his ssdi and va benifits he dont work its about 4,000 dollars

Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 years ago.
How much does the other parent earn a month, roughly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The ex gf of his gets disiblity each month does not work.Im his wife is it true they can try use my income for support too i make about 1,000 a month it pays my bills i had before we were married
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 years ago.
Good afternoon,

Your income generally does not come into play unless circumstances are very dire.

I am going to estimate that she gets $1000 a month in disability as you can;t answer the question and I must have a figure.

Based on him getting $4000 a month, and the ex getting $1000 a month, the child support for 1 child will be about $600.00 per month, which is the equivalent of about 15% of his income. This is normal.

I hope that you found my answer informative, that you are accepting of my efforts and that you will rate my efforts based on the knowledge I have provided to you.

I wish you the best in 2012.

Thank you.

Doug
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

how do they come up with the figure for child support and does it make a difference if 200 on my husbands va benifit 100% disabled he is amount is cause im a dependant on there

Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 years ago.
Good morning,

The calculations made by the court are complicated. here is a calculator which will provide a good estimate:

http://www.divorcehq.com/cgi-support/calcentry.pl?id=37187&state=Vermont


Only the income of the PARENT is used for the calculation. If part of your husband's gross income is $200 from the VA---that is still income which must be included for support purposes. Your being a dependent is not part of the support equation.

Doug

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