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Can a wife receive some sort of SSI assistance for the children while husband is in Jail?

Chico, CA |
Filed under: Child support

My daughter's husband is in Jail for Domistic abuse and will be in Jail for a long time... can she get SSI or other assistance (SSI) while he is in jail to care for the children?

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There is government assistance available to the indigent. Some counties also have a "victim's fund" to assist the victims of certain types of crimes. Check with your local government agencies.

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Look into California Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).

Best of luck to you.

This response is intended to be a general statement of law, should not be relied upon as legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship.

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