Ok, long story short, my sons dad is not in his life, due to his lifestyle choices. I recently found out that he is getting ssi. He is supposed to be paying me child support but never has (my son is now 13). I know if I call support enforcement I can probably get child support taken out of his checks but how do they determine wether a child gets money from ssi when a parent does?
My little sister gets ssi because she is disabled and her 5 year old daughter gets the same amount because of that, and her dad is also on ssi and they told my sister that she may qualify to get a check from him too but probably not because he has child support taken out of his check.
I am gonna call ssi monday and ask them but I was wondering if any of you have been in this situation. The main thing I am wondering is does the father have to apply on his behalf or can I do it? My son has no contact with his dad and I want to keep it that way. And my son does not want any contact with him either.