Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:51 AM
Dear Deb, I spent several weeks reading thousands of ssi things on line and found only one spot that stated it became federal law and I believe it was in 1996. I cant find the sight again, but I got so confused reading everything that I couldnt figure out what was right or wrong. One sight says yes and the next says no and on and on and on. I even went for a free 1 hour family lawyer 2 days before court and she told me they have a minimum of 50 dollars a month standard and I might be able to get the courts to go to 35 or 40. She then told me it didnt matter that it is federal law because I am in a state court. Well I went to court in Jan 2011 and walked in with all these things I read and was going to try to say and child support and the county attorney took me in a room and said well there is nothing they can do because of my ssi and do I wish to voluntarily wish to do something to help out. I told them that I would could work that out later with my ex. Then all they wanted was that ssi statement you get that says your first payment will be and there after will be. They simply presented to the judge and she agreed and that was all there was to it. I also asked if they could take my license or jail me and she said no. I worried alot for nothing. The problem is I dont think they see very many ssi cases versis ssc. Ssi is a basicly welfare benefit and ssc is a earned income that can be attatched to child support. They do have a right to back support from his 6months back pay but not his monthly checks.