Good afternoon Shawn, I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. The SSI benefits that are paid to you for your son are not considered income for purposes of child support. And while it is paid to you, it is for the benfit of your son and is not considered your income. WHen he is 18, if he still is eligible to receive them, and he is capable of handling his own finances, then the payments will be made to him. You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions. I wish you the best in your future, Doug
So therefore, he would be able to file a support modification due to him receiving SSI benefits regardless of what state? Cause i am not sure how New Jersey will handle that.
Good afternoon ShawnI'm not sure how getting SSI is a basis for seeking a modification of child support of any kind. It is not considered income---to you or to him---it has no effect on an existing support order, and so there would be no reason to seek a modification.Now, if he was earning income before,a nd that is what the court based a child support order on, and if he no longer works, that would be a basis for a modification. But if nothing has changed other than he is not getting SSI, there is no need to modify anything.You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.I wish you the best in your future,Doug
I am Sorry
He was assessed at 20 hours min wage. caused he worked part time for about 2 weeks. But now he has a back issue and cant work