Good afternoon Jack,
Thank you for the additional information.
base on the factual circumstances of your financial condition and that of your ex, if a court were to order that you are responsible to pay child support, the expected support would be approximately $275.00 per month.
If you allow your ex to take your child's $200 benefit from social security, that would make your income $1300, hers $1800, and because under the law if your disability results in your ex collecting child benefits
from social security, that amount she receives will apply directly against you support obligation.
In that case, after credit for the child benefit, your total payment would be approximately $48 per month.
In terms of you being able to get a job, while it can result in paying more support, under social security rules, if you are receiving soc isl security disability benefits, you may still work.
Social Security has what is called a trial work period. It is a period of 9 separate months where you may earn as much as you want
. In 2013, any months you earn less than $750 gross wages
in do not count. After you have had a total of 9 months where you earned more than $750 gross, you will be able to work and continue to receive benefits so long as you do not earn more than $1,040 per month.
Here is a link to a social security site which explains this in greater detail: http://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/ssdi-only-employment-supports.htm
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