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Massachusetts defines income for child support purposes as "gross income from whatever source regardless of whether that income is recognized by the Internal Revenue Code or reported to the Internal Revenue Service or state Department of Revenue or other taxing authority." That means they include veteran's benefits, military benefits, pensions, retirement income - everything. If he were getting disability or Social Security, they'd count that, too. Here is a link to the guidelines, if you want to take a look.
The calculator looks at your husband's income as a percentage of your combined incomes and calculates support based on those figures. This worksheet should help you figure out about how much you might be ordered to pay.
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