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Social Security and Child Support

The Social Security Act provides that one-third of any child support received from an absent parent be excluded from countable income. The remaining child support reduces the monthly SSI benefit on a dollar-for-dollar basis, after considering any other applicable exclusions. An SSI child receiving child support is always better off financially than if he or she is not receiving support.One-third of child support received in-kind from the absent parent is also excluded. Box 1 shows how child support affects the SSI benefit for a child with no other income. Although the preferred evidence for verifying child support is court or other official records, the signed allegation of the custodial parent is often used to verify the amount and frequency of child support.

142 Responses to Click to Tell Us Your Experience At Your Local Child Support Office

  1. The workers at the Gallatin Office in Sumner County is some ridiculous lazy workers.
    It’s bad enough we can’t get no money through them cause they don’t want to pick up the phone or pen.
    They don’t even want to give me a print out of my payments when I walk in there.
    Told me to go to the library or somewhere that have a computer.

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