Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Get SSI?
Are Parents on SSI Required to Pay Child Support?
SSI is a program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly payments to low-income, disabled or elderly people who cannot work.
SSD vs SSI Payments
On the other hand, you may still be responsible for paying child support if you are receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) payments because this is considered a form of income.
If you are earning a combination of SSI and SSD benefits in which your SSD is supplemented by SSI up to the minimum level of SSI payment, then it may be possible to argue that you should not have to pay child support on the grounds that you are receiving only as much as a person on SSI would get.
If you have further questions regarding your child support obligation, we invite you to contact an Oregon divorce lawyer at McKinley Irvin. Recognized as the Pacific Northwest’s premier divorce and family law firm, we have extensive experience handling cases involving complex child support matters. Because each case is different, we encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys about your exact set of circumstances so that we can advise you on your best course of action.
Schedule a consultation with a Portland child support attorney at McKinley Irvin. Call (503) 395-0244 or contact us online and we will connect you with the member of our team who is best suited to your case.