If ex receives both Long term disability and ssdi benefits does prior child support amount change to include both incomes?
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Talk to a child suppor/domestic law attorney. In many jurisdictions, the lump sum ssdi benefits ARE credited towards the back due child support - SSA just processes the money however ther are told to by the State Courts.. But that depends on local state law and the law in your jurisdiction. If he was working, he would pay support. Since he is disabled, the dependent benefits act to fill that role - most jurisdictions do not penalize someone who is disabled by making them cough up the dependent's benefits AND still pay full child support. I'll leave the questions about exactly how and what time frame any modification order will effect to a family law lawyer....
Best of luck to you.
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