September 2014 | 308 P.3d 1270 (Kan.App. 2013)

In re Stephenson and Papineau (Kansas 2013)

An obligor parent is not entitled to reimbursement for timely child support payments made during months for which the minor children ultimately receive a retroactive lump-sum payment of the obligor parent’s Social Security disability benefits. As a general rule in Kansas, when a minor child receives Social Security disability benefits as part of an obligor parent’s Social Security disability award, any amount in excess of the child support owed by the obligor parent is considered a gratuity that inures solely to the benefit of the child.

In re Stephenson and Papineau.pdf

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