I understand that when I applied for public assistance for my son, that I am required to cooperate with DSS to persue child support. The only reason why I applied for public assistance is because my husband, who is also my son's father, is currently in prison and I recieve SSI. My husband was the sole provider for our family. When he went to jail, I had no choice but to apply for public assistance. I am still with my husband and if he was home, I wouldn't ask for DSS's help. Do I have a good cause not to cooperate? Is there any way that my husband wouldn't have to pay child support and I to stay on public assistance while he is away?