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Garnishing disability benefits for child support

It is essential that Maryland who owe child support make payments on a regular basis. If they do not, they may find that they are unable to have enough money to live off of or struggle to make ends meet if they become temporarily or permanently disabled.

If noncustodial parents develop a disability, whether it is due to a physical injury or a medical condition, they might receive disability benefits through an insurance policy or benefits in the form of Supplemental Security Income. SSI is a government program that is designed to help individuals who are disabled and have lower incomes. People who become disabled may be able to receive SSI payments to help them with their finances.

When people owe back child support, either of these benefits may be garnished to pay for support that they owe. SSI is considered to be required to help people with disabilities make ends meet, and it is protected from being used to pay debts and taxes in most cases. However, due to the importance of making sure children are cared for, it can be garnished to pay child support if the recipient gets behind on these payments.

If custodial parents are not receiving the child support that they are owed, there are a number of legal options available to them to pressure non-paying parent to meet their obligations. With a court order, they may be able to have a non-paying parent's wages garnished and liens put on their assets. People who do not make payments may also face a driver's license suspension. When parents havenot been able to get child support payments they are owed, a lawyer could assist them in seeking court orders to help them get the payments they are entitled to.

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