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Under WA state child support laws what expenses is child support to cover

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What does child support cover. What expenses are considered extra curriclualr expenses?

We recieved a letter today stating that dental is a "medical expense" can dental be deemed a medical expense when dental is not included in the childsupport schedule. We do not have dental insurance and the mother has been granted a $86.00 a month additional for cleaning and there is nothing stated for further care. We recieved a letter stating that we are now responsible for 89.1% of the braces the mother put on her daughter withour our consent we do not have the money.

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In Washington, courts and DSHS use the Washington State Child Support Schedule to assist in making a determination of the amount of support a child or children receive, and the schedule is based on parental income as well as age and number of children. Child support covers such things as food, shelter, and clothing. Child support can be modified, however, for factors such as day care and other day to day expenses, for example, team uniforms, travel expenses, or piano lessons.

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