I was just approved for SSDI. Some fo my backpay was intercepted for the state DES to pay off the arrears. The custodial parent will also received some backpay on my benefit....and it is more than the arrears. Is it permissible to apply the backpay received by the custodial parent to satisfy the arrears?
The disabiliity onset date recognized by SSA predates the period of missed child support. The state will administratively adjust the child support so that the derivative monthly amount will satisfy the obligation, but not until after the custodial parent has applied for and is receiving benefits.
I spoke with the child support enforcement agency and she did not know the answer to this. The state statute doesn't seem to adress it, either.