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I’m on SSDI and won’t be eligible for Medicaid once the Pandemic is officially over. I’m in VA and going to be 53 this year. I barely got SSDI because of the work credits required.  Thankfully I did qualify and benefits started in Oct 2019.  My 2 children also get benefits as my dependents.  I’m facing the decision on letting my ex have custody of our children but I’d lose their benefits that I’m getting as their representative.  

Can my ex get any money from my being on SSDI for our children if he takes custody? Or will that have any impact on my financial future at all?

I’m certainly not prepared for this as I was a stay at home mom who raised our kids. We separated in 2010 but final divorce date was in early 2012.  We married in 2000. I had a large gap in work. I’m not in possession of retirement and Medicaid has limits on assets.  All around I have to think of my future and if not having my children in my care would save any money for myself later, it’s a sad situation but I know it’s a reality that I may be able to live with less financial obligations if I am alone.  Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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