§48-13-603. Adjustment for obligor's social security benefits
sent directly to the child; receipt by child of
supplemental security income.
(a) If a proportion of the obligor's social security benefit
is paid directly to the custodian of his or her dependents who are
the subject of the child support order, the following adjustment
shall be made. The total amount of the social security benefit
which includes the amounts paid to the obligor and the obligee
shall be counted as gross income to the obligor. In turn, the
child support order will be calculated as described in sections
13-401 through 13-404. To arrive at the final child support
amount, however, the amount of the social security benefits sent
directly to the child's household will be subtracted from the child
support order. If the child support order amount results in a
negative amount it shall be set at zero.
(b) If a child is a recipient of disability payments as
supplemental security income for aged, blind and disabled, under
the provisions of 42 U.S.C. §1382, et seq., and if support
furnished by an obligor would be considered unearned income that
renders the child ineligible for disability payments or medical
benefits, no child support order shall be entered for that child.
If a support order is entered for the child's siblings or other
persons in the household, the child shall be excluded from the
calculation of support, and the amount of support for the child
shall be set at zero.