I was hoping someone is aware of how the states assist people who need financial assistance.
As many of you know, my sister is divorce and her ex is suppose to pay about $900.00 a month. He has not for months now, almost 8 months. He is not paying half of the medical bills either. He is only paying about $50.00-100.00 a month and not all months. Before you say, take him to court, she doesn’t want to do that only because he is not invoking his right to visitation and she doesn’t want him to get angry and than ask for the kids again. He and his wife have abused the child in the past on their visitation and it was a nightmare. The kids are still recovering from that.
She needs help financially. My parents and I are doing the best we can, but she has a special needs child in her son that requires a lot of money, like Occupational therapist who is a specialist in what he has and etc. Anyway, she has tried to apply for financial assistance from the State of Florida. On the forms, it asks if she gets child support. Legally, for she as already talked with one of the workers, she needs to put the child support that her ex is suppose to pay. She told this person that he doesn’t pay that and that is why she needs help, but they said she legally has to put it down. If she does, like she has in the past, they will deny her assistance for they say she earns to much. It isn’t fair. There has to be a way around this. I don’t understand how they can say to put down $900.00 when she may or may not get even $50.00.:shrug:
Anyone know what to do now?