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Old 07-13-2018, 07:22 PM
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Kid is 21. No learning issues or disabilities. Took two years to complete one high school credit. Dad sought to stop cs and kid finished and enrolled in college. Final order stated kid would advise dad of progress, grades and attendance at school. Dad is required to pay cs, $1500 toward OSAP each year and books. Mom is on disability and will lose benefits if kid isnt in school. Kid failed first year but plans on going back next year.

Based on four years of fails and lack of effort, age of 21, no proof of registration for September and failure to provide updates throughout the year, can dad really file to stop cs? Mom depends on the monthly cs and strike impacted kid at school. If kid isnít in school he has to move out. Can she win?
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Mom is on disability and will lose benefits if kid isnt in school.
Mom will have to come up with a different way to cover her salon expenses.
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Mom will have to come up with a different way to cover her salon expenses.

Well, I won't jump on the mom-bashing wagon quite that badly, but she really is milking both the disability AND child support systems here from the sounds of it, having the child coast along aimlessly just to stay in school so she stays eligible for both forms of money.


She really ought to have a plan in place for when the child is someday independent and disability lowers and CS ends. But some people are not planners like that.


Does this child work when not in school? Does the child struggle in school for some relevant reason, or is just lazy and entitled? Does the child have career plans, or is just taking after mom and intend to mooch off others as long as possible?



I don't know much about how disability works, but what is their normal process for when a recipient's child becomes independent? What if the recipient didn't have an ex or get CS? What are the regulations for support for an adult child in school? Step one for your friend is to learn all he can about disability. Always do the research first, and make decisions armed with all the knowledge.



Then when approaching court, he can present what he knows of the child's plans, what he knows of the mom's strategy towards milking disability, etc. Put forward that he would be happy to pay the child directly if the child starts taking school seriously, but would prefer not to support the continued milking of both systems for the mom's gain. The child is an adult, has had four years of post-18 CS, and chosen not to apply themselves to develop an education or career. It is time to stop supporting that.


The fact that the mom is on disability and how that system works with a child in school is irrelevant to the CS case.
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I am certainly no expert, but I would think kid needs proof of school registration. Canít see moms financial circumstances having any impact. Iím going to assume the disability is genuine and not fabricated and I can sympathize that disability certainly wouldnít provide much income but kid needs to be in school to qualify for CS in my opinion and mom will have to figure out a financial strategy without the CS and dependent child portion of the disability. Itís not fair to dad to be mandated CS for an adult child not in school. He can certainly help kid if he chooses but imo shouldnít be obligated without proof of school enrolment.
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Kid gets pretty much full OSAP grants for school. Dad had to pay for the equipment. Kid is capable, they pulled up their socks when necessary but learned they canít coast and sit on their ass. Im not sure what the cut off is for kids with disability. Im going to assume that 25 may be the magic number and with Ford in govt I cant see him taking pity on social assistance recipients. Harris slashed them significantly in the 90s. Kid canít work or mom loses benefits. Its just a question of how long do you allow the failures to go on? Do you accept the excuse that the school strike impacted one semester and kid will do better or do you say forget it, youre a 21 yo freshman for the second time and need to learn responsibility?
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