Can I get child support if the father is on SSDI?

Can I get child support if the father is on SSDI?

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) disability payments are made to people who have a very low income. These payments cannot be garnished for child support payments. SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) payments, however, can be garnished to fulfill child support obligations.

Do you pay child support if your on disability?

Garnishment of Your Disability Payments If you are awarded SSI, your benefits cannot be garnished to make child support payments. If you receive SSDI and have been court-ordered to pay child support (or alimony), your benefits can be garnished to satisfy your legal obligation.

Can child support be taken from long term disability?

Social Security disability insurance and child support. As with long-term and short-term disability insurance, SSDI benefits are factored into your income for the purpose of determining your child support obligation. Likewise, these benefits can be garnished if you fail to make your child support payments.

What percentage of SSDI can be garnished for child support?

Court-ordered child support or alimony: The federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) allows garnishment of up to 50 percent of your benefits if you are supporting a spouse or child apart from the subject of the court order and up to 60 percent if you are not.