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Can the state take part of the child support I get because I get food stamps?

I live in Fl if that helps

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Varies from state to state and by county... California takes your child support, to pay back you getting aide, and you only get $50... my mom worked in that department for a long time, so I learned more than I care to!!!
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 5:47 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • the state wont take money for food stamps but if youre getting welfare they may. if your getting child support and your ex is listed as being responsible they will go after him to reimburse for welfare costs.
    mykidsmom86

    Answer by mykidsmom86 at 5:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Im not sure about that. I do know that since I get TANF and DD's father at the time was only paying 170 a month ( I think he only paid twice) his payments went to the state.
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 5:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Ask your worker... you are assigned one, if not, than call the one that the front office refers you to... not sure what their title is... "worker of the day" or whatever
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 5:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • It def depends on the state as MommaClarke said. It depends on the involvement. Child support is for your child and not you. So in most states its a seperate issue. Id find out. Just google it
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 5:49 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • My state did...and get this...I was only getting $30.00 a month in child support to begin with.
    They cut me down to getting around $12.50 than $11.20, than they decided since I was getting SO LITTLE in C.S that
    they discountinued my CS all together!
    BTW, I live in Wisconsin.
    Missikat75

    Answer by Missikat75 at 5:52 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Sure, after all they are giving you money (or the equivalent of it), so they are just trying to recoup their losses so to speak.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 6:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • If you are getting money too they might.
    HomeAlone45

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 6:34 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • if your getting cash assistance from them , or have had cash assistance then they can

    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 8:40 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • They don't in Oregon. They did count my sons SSI though.
    sarchasmicangel

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 12:47 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

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