So I live in Augusta GA and for some reason I have an open child support case for some reason.I didn't file for it or anything. So a lady said it was bc I was receiving Medicaid for myself. I do not want to take my child's father for child support bc he supplies him with everything he needs and or has to have. So what do I do about not taking child support out on him but still being able to get Medicaid for myself
When you take benefits like medicaid from the state, you give the state the right to pursue child support from the father of your child. It is the states case, not your case. Parents do not have the legal right to waive the child support requirements of GA law. You say the father is supporting the child, well now that needs to be formalized and whether you want that formality or not, the state does and will get it.
You have a choice. You are asking how can he and I make taxpayers pay for our child. (That isn't happening, fortunately, the way the law is written) Your choice is that you stay on Medicaid with the condition you agreed to when you signed up (which is that they would try and recover the costs from the father) or you get off Medicaid, and either provide your own insurance or try to go to court and force the father to do it. No, he doesn't supply you with everything the children need, as he isn't supplying insurance. There's no free lunch, and parents ultimately get to pay for the medical care of their children, even with Medicaid. If you don't like the state pursuing him, then you have to disclaim all the benefitsyou get from the government (Medicaid and possiblyother programs as well), and if you make that choice, see a lawyer so you can pursue him yourself.
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