Five Dos & Don'ts for Handling Alimony and Child Support

When certifying or recertifying households, you may encounter household members who get alimony or child support from ex-spouses or their children’s parents, or household members who pay alimony or child support to someone else. You need to know how to handle these payments correctly to calculate a household’s income. If you make a mistake and miscalculate household income, you could end up charging the household too much rent or HUD too much assistance.

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