Child Support and Unemployment Payments


In New York, noncustodial parents responsible for child support payments or child support arrears may have child support payments deducted from their Unemployment Insurance Benefit, this is referred to as an intercept.

As so many New Yorkers have had to file for unemployment in the early months of this year, it may come as a surprise to them that the unemployment payments may be reduced by the amount of child support owed. Under the CARES Act  Unemployment Insurance Benefits are to be determined in the same way they would be determined by the state’s Department of Labor. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act §2104(b)(1). Thus, these payments are subject to the same intercept as non-emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits.


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