It depends on the state you are in. Most states make you relinquish your CS payment to social services, and then they count that as part of your welfare check. It really doesn't change the amount you will get.
I WISH I could get $400 a month from my children's father- It would make school supplies, clothes, food, meds, personal care items, and even little luxuries like craft supplies a hell of a lot easier to acquire! I was ordered $374/mo for 2 children, and he doesn't even bother paying it, Presently he is over $4,000 behind.
That money is for your CHILD, it is NOT intended for YOU to spend. Seems like you've got your priorities bent.
at 7:15 AM on Nov. 30, 2010