My child is 19, I still owe child support arrears, I was recently awarded social security disability insurance, can child support take the entire lump sum or only a percentage?
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) payments, can be garnished to fulfil child support obligations.
section 6305 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 6305) authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, upon receiving a certification from the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under section 452(b) of the Social Security Act as to the amount of an individual's delinquent child support obligation, to assess and collect that amount in the same manner, with the same powers, and (except as provided in section 6305) subject to the same limitations as if such amount were a Federal income tax the collection of which would be jeopardized by delay.
Via the Federal Payment Levy Program, Social Security benefits are subject to a 15 percent levy to pay delinquent taxes. So it appears that the most they can take is 15%
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