Hi, I've been reading the recent thread and will do a search engine on the archived one mentioned, but for now, group, please help. My ex, who suddenly stopped paying child support and I thought could be dead, has applied for SSD and food stamps!! He is 57 and has 23 years on the job. Why is he only applying for SSD at this time? Why not disability retirement via CSRS or FERS? What's in it for him to get that over retiring <I know that I might be able to find the answer to that if i can find the archived thread>. Anyway, it turns out that he's been on leave since May, which means my child support was being paid out of his paid leave time. He's had many car accidents over the past decade. I wonder if he has Fibromyalgia. Either way, the jerk (and I'm being nice) could've called or sent a letter telling me that he might not be sending support for the rest of the year. Anyway, the original question is, what stunt is ex trying to pull?