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Good afternoon Kathryn, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.1. When you say that he is receiving SSI, do you mean Supplemental Security Insurance benefits---the welfare based monthly monetary benefits, or do you mean social security disability insurance?Doug
disability. he is bipolar. long hx of hospitaliaztions
Good afternoon Kathryn, Thank you for your clarification. Because your grandson is disabled and receiving social security disability, as soon as his child is born, he, or the mother should apply to social security for a child benefit for the baby. Because your grandson is disabled and receiving SSDI benefits, his child will be entitled to a child benefit equal to 50% of that amount your grandson is receiving. The benefit will be paid to the caretaker of the child, which if that is the mother, social security will pay the money to the mother. While you don’t state what state the child will be living in, it is true that in a majority of states, any money paid by social security to the mother of a child because of the disability of the father, acts as a dollar for dollar offset against any child support that the father would ever have to pay. And because I presume that your grandson earns little if any income above his SSDI benefits, that would mean that he would not be obligated to pay any child support pout of the benefits that he receives for his disability. Please keep in mind that, even though you have already paid your deposit money over to JustAnswer, until you rate me highly for my service, I will not be paid for having assisted you with your questions. If you have additional questions, you may of course reply back to me and I will be happy to continue to assist you further until your questions have been answered to your satisfaction. I wish you the best in your future. Doug