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California

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Yes there is already an order in place

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have a 15 year old son who I receive child support for. My son is totally disabled. He cannot walk, talk, or see. I was recently told that children who are unable to care for themselves after the age of 18 can still receive child support. Is this a fact? I emailed child support and they said I would have to refer to social security. Can I please have some insight on this matter.
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

The answer to your first question is yes, the court can award continuing support for a disabled child is over the age of 18. They can order it indefinitely if the child is going to have ongoing needs that turning into an adult will not cure (e.g. asthma is something that is a disability, but often repairs itself by the time the child is 18 years old).

Your child may also qualify for Social Security as well if he is disabled and is under 18. The social security administration will consider your income and his disability in making a determination, but it is possible for you to get him what he needs. I would put down the entire process, but it's easier if you click here to find out more about the process and whether he qualifies.

How else can I help you today about this?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you for responding so quickly. My son used to get social security but my income increased so he no longer qualifies for it. When I contacted child support they told me I would have to get social security after the age of 18 as if it was a "either or" situation. So essentially, I can continue to collect child support and collect social security when he is 18? My apologies if this question seems redundant. I just want to be sure I understand correctly.
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
your child support amounts may be reduced by his SSI, but it's usually not either/or. Regardless, he can still receive both, but you need to make the appropriate requests.
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