VA benefits are considered "income" when determining child support.
Further, below please find the statute that determines how support is calculated and the factors that a court considers when determining child support.
The guidelines are VERY confusing. But, child support isn't just based on the amount of time spent with either parent. It is also based on the adjusted gross income of each parent.
When either the obligor’s monthly adjusted gross income, or the parents’s combined monthly adjusted gross income, is less than $850.00, the Guideline provides for a minimum order of $50.00. If the parent with the lesser number of overnights per year earns $850.00 or more, but less than $1,850.00 per month, he or she is eligible for a low income adjustment. The parent pays a basic minimum amount, depending on the number of children, and pays an additional 40% of every dollar between $900.00 and $1,850.00 of monthly income. If the low income adjustment results in a child support award that exceeds the amount in the schedule, the schedule amount should be entered.
Given the above, it is more likely than not that you should receive some type of child support. I cannot give you an amount, however. The guidelines are very fact specific.
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