Q) Father of child and I, the mother, completed court papers for child support. Father never worked, left us and became homeless and was injured; now I hear the Father may be receiving disability. Child is over 18 years; will his disability be garnished automatically for past child support?
A) According to Social Security Administration; Your benefits can also be garnished in order to collect unpaid child support and or alimony. Your benefits may also be garnished in response to Court Ordered Victims Restitution. SSI payments cannot be levied or garnished. Treasury’s Financial Management Service can also offset, or reduce, your Social Security benefits to collect delinquent debts owed to other Federal agencies, such as student loans owed to the Department of Education. read more