My 15 yr. old grandson has never received any support from his father based on that. I don"t understand how that makes a father exempt from caring for his children. I've raised my grandson since he was born and I'm on social security disability. My husband and I have always supported him but since my husband has retired it's become more difficult.
When the SSI program was developed the benefit now $750 a month was kept very low. Because is is welfare disability and very low, the government decided they would protect the benefit from any seizure including a claim for child support. You could consider adopting your grandson then he could receive 50% of your Social Security as your Legal dependent. This would not reduce your money. Or, if both of his parents are disabled or deceased and the grandchild is your Legal dependent you can apply for Social Security for your grandchild on that basis.
This response is meant to be information only and should not be considered to be legal advice. This information is not meant and should not be construed to be the formation of an attorney client relationship. I practice Virginia Workers compensation law and Social Security Disability law.
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