Child Support Payment And New York State Workers’ Compensation

A Workers’ Compensation claimant who is the subject of an income execution or child support order will have payments deducted from his or her Workers’ Compensation checks and paid directly to the beneficiary.

Generally, the child support unit will file legal documentation with the Workers’ Compensation carrier which requires them to deduct a certain amount of money from each Workers’ Compensation check and paid it directly to that agency.

If a case is being settled under Section 32 of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law, any child support or arrears must be paid in full, from the proceeds of the settlement. This payment is accomplished by having the insurance carrier pay the child support unit directly, and then deducts that amount from the net proceeds due to the injured worker.

If you have questions regarding how child support affects your Workers’ Compensation benefits, please feel free to contact our office.