What is the name of your state? California
Recently, the non-custodial parent went to unpaid employment related training, resulting in a gap in child support. The local child support agency is telling me to go through Calworks and start receiving Cash-Aid. My spousal and child support added together is about 15% more than Cash-Aid and Food Stamps combined, and the Social Service workers tell me that the county keeps 'the rest'.
How does this work? If the non-custodial parent pays the correct amount, where does the other money go? Is there a better way to have something to fall back on if the non-custodial parent does not pay?