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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 25, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jeffrey A. Armstrong, Morristown, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jeff D. B.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Warren Jasper, Senior Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee ex rel. Shelia G.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

In this child support enforcement action, the trial court granted the State, on behalf of the minor child’s mother, an arrearage award of $16,753.49 against the child’s father. The trial court found that the father’s sole source of income was his federal Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) and ordered the father to pay his entire lump-sum SSI payment to Child Support Enforcement. Father appeals. We affirm the trial court’s judgment only as to the amount of the arrearage. We reverse the portion of the trial court’s judgment attaching the father’s SSI benefits and remand for correction of the judgment.