Tulsa Attorney BlogSB 421: VA Benefits Received by Your Child May Count Toward Your Child Support Under New OK Law

Oklahoma’s New Law Adds in VA Disability Benefits

Video Transcribed: Veterans disability benefits received by your child now count towards your child support obligation. My name is James Wirth, I am an Attorney in Tulsa, Okla. We’re talking about a change in the law starting November 1st of 2021.

attorney in OklahomaIt’s a minor change to the Oklahoma child support guidelines and what it provides is that if you have a disability, VA disability benefits, and that your child is a recipient of those benefits through you because of your service and your disability, then that amount is included as your income when determining the amount of child support, but that amount counts toward your child support obligation.

If your child is receiving due to your service, $500 a month in VA disability benefits, that $500 counts towards your income when determining the amount of child support. But then that $500 is credited towards your monthly payment of child support every month, which may zero out the amount of child support that you pay.

Previously that was not the case. It was only the case for certain social security disability benefits. Now, with this change in the law, it adds in VA disability benefits. So if that is applicable to your circumstances, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney about that.

So, if that affects your circumstances, you’re probably going to want to talk to a Tulsa child support attorney, more specifically about that to get legal advice privately. If you want to talk to somebody at my office, you can go online to makelaweasy.com

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