I was recently asked the above question. The answer is… it depends. Every situation is different, so there is no one size fits all answer. Generally, though, SSDI is social security disability income. It is directly tied to a person’s income and is considered income for the purpose of establishing a support order. To the extent that the SSDI recipient’s children also receive benefits, there is a provision at DCF 150.03(5) that addresses giving the payer credit for those payments. SSI, on the other hand, refers to supplemental security income. It is a form of public assistance and is not income under Wis.Stats s.49.96. As such, it is not considered income for the purpose of setting support. Other types of benefits (VA, State) have to be evaluated separately.