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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16576
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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can back child support and current child support be garnished

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can back child support and current child support be garnished from a father's SSID benefits if the child is receiving SS benefits that equal only half of what he is supposed to pay?

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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

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How are you today?

MyVirtualCPA :

To answer your question - yes, child support can be garnished from SSDI benefits

Customer:

in the state of TX?

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, in any state.

Customer:

even if the child is receiving SS benefits

MyVirtualCPA :

There are only a few reasons why social security benefits can be garnished, and to pay back child support is one of them

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, even if the child is receiving SS benefits. The SS benefits are separate from the child support obligation

Customer:

that's what I thought. I"m going to be taxed at least 30% on this and he's only providing 1/2 of what he is obligated to

Customer:

thank you

MyVirtualCPA :

You're welcome. Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?

Customer:

nope that is it

Customer:

I deposited that money

Customer:

do I need to do anything else

MyVirtualCPA :

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