Supplemental security income or as more commonly known as a SSI benefits, are in fact included in your income when it comes time to calculating child support in Florida.
Florida is, however, in the minority when it comes to utilizing SSI benefits for child support calculations. Most states exempt this type of income from an individual’s gross income when it comes time to calculating their gross income.
In Florida, child support is calculated by utilizing a formula which includes the gross income of each party from all possible sources. Florida Statute 61.30(2) provides a non-exclusive, detailed list of items that are included in a person’s gross income in order to arrive at an accurate amount of child support that is to be paid in any particular case.