As part of the recently approved stimulus package, individuals and married couples are entitled to receive stimulus checks. However, if you owe back child support, the State may intercept your stimulus check and distribute it to the person or entity to which you owe child support. The amount of that check will be credited against your child support arrearage in the same manner as a tax refund.
If you’re entitled to a stimulus check as a married couple and one spouse has a child support arrearage, that entire check may be intercepted and the spouse who does not owe an arrearage may have to file to have his/her share of the check released.
These is ‘new’ territory for all of us, including the employees at your local Child Support Enforcement Agency.
If you have questions about your stimulus check and child support, please call or email our office to schedule a Skype/FaceTime appointment.