Extraordinary medical expenses
Do any of you know the definition of "extraordinary medical expenses"? We pay half of all SD's medical bills, but I was looking over the support order and I don't quite understand it.
"Unless specifically ordered otherwise, the person receiving support is responsible for ordinary health care expenses of the children. However, both parents have an obligation to pay their share of extraordinary health care expenses. Extraordinary health care expenses mean those monthly medical expenses that exceed 5% of the basic support obligation from the Child Support Schedule Worksheet, Line 5."
So our 5% is $31.00. So does that mean we pay half of the amount over $31.00? Or, if it is over $31.00 we pay half? So if the bill is $32 do we pay $16 or $.50? Does that make sense?
Also, what does that include? If BM gives us a receipt for an ankle brace that she bought for SD at a drug store is that considered a medical expense? In my opinion, that would be in the daily care catagory like Tylenol or bandaids.
Can anyone help clarify?