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If you are 65 and file for your Social Security benefits can you stop paying child support for a 17-year-old who is not your biological child because your ex will also receive SS benefits?

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02/04/2007

The obligated parent cannot arbitrarily cease court ordered child support regardless of the circumstances. Child support is for the needs of the minor child; that being the case, the custodial parent being eligible for SS benefits is not relevant. Another issue is, why the person is paying support for a non biological child if it does not pertain to adoption? The best option is for the obligated parent to discuss the specific circumstances with a qualified attorney.