Some BP Spill Payments Going to Child Support
Disaster payments from the BP oil spill are being intercepted by the state from those who are behind in their child support.
The Advocate reported Monday that $5.5 million has been seized so far. Lisa Andry of the Department of Children and Family Services, said that names of about 9,400 people owing $101 million in child support have been found among those applying for BP disaster payments.
Andry says there have been very few complaints among parents who saw their disaster payments diverted.
So far, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has paid more than $5 billion to individuals. Louisiana has a backlog of $1.2 billion in unpaid child support.